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Activity overview:

The concussion crisis in football is getting harder and harder to ignore. The sport is trying to change the rules to protect players, but danger could be too deep in its DNA.

Further reading:
PBS' great coverage of this issue: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/league-of-denial/
Boston University's CTE Center: http://www.bu.edu/cte/about/what-is-cte/
League of Denial Q&A (sbnation) http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/10/9/4817818/league-of-denial-nfl-concussion-crisis-authors-interview-pbs-frontline
"Does Football have a future?" (The New Yorker) http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/01/31/does-football-have-a-future

Written by Joseph Stromberg
Produced by Joss Fong, Joe Posner, Alex Hawley
Images courtesy of Getty Images

Video footage from:
"League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis" (PBS FRONTLINE) http://video.pbs.org/video/2365093675/

"Casualties of the Gridiron" (GQ Magazine)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H203KkqimqI&list=PL0hKMB1-xkc-T3mmvkes9q1Y25otfMfTX#t=0

"Brett Favre on NFL, Concussions" (NBC Today show)
http://www.today.com/news/brett-favre-nfl-concussions-toll-has-got-be-pretty-high-2D11603374

Fight Films Guy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZc-5HBaWsk

ClassicBoxingSociety
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FEjWjB6UJc&list=UUJW2lNFwuVGIQkLcjY5vFiA

FootzStomp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0_rXN5itlg

Michael Boothe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB6oo7eQT20

James Taylor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qi9IdLSw9Q

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