Many people don’t seem to care, but the NFL has to be one of the most corrupt organizations in the United States.
It’s becoming more and more obvious that they’ve known about their concussion crisis for years now, but decided to cover it up.
The New York Times has uncovered that the NFL skewed some of their concussion data from 1996-2001.
From 1996 to 2001, the N.F.L. gathered data in an effort to study the dangers of concussions. Whenever a concussion was diagnosed, the team physician was to record information like the player’s position, his symptoms and how much time he spent recovering.
As is common in such studies, players’ names and teams were represented only by codes, and the information is believed to have never been seen by more than a few committee members. There were 887 concussions recorded in all, forming a log that was consistently described as every head injury that teams had cared for during those six seasons.
The database served as the backbone for the committee’s 13 research papers.
The New York Times recently obtained the data, however, and was able to determine the identities of all of the teams and many of the players. Subsequent analysis confirmed that at least 100 concussions, including some serious ones to the game’s top players, were not included in the league’s studies.
The crazy thing is that the NFL seems to be bulletproof as their ratings only climb year after year. This makes them feel like they can get away with whatever they want and it looks like their past is starting to catch up to them.