If you have been living under a rock, or just not paying attention to National Football League (NFL) news recently, than this post will make you aware of what is going on. The reputation and image of the NFL is slowing becoming more damaged. I read a New York Times article (linked at the end of this post) about the NFL’s flawed concussion research, I then read the NFL’s rebuttal to said article (also linked at the end). First things first, The New York Times is one of the most reputable journalistic publications, second, the NFL told The New York Times to retract the published story about the flaws in concussion research. What I have gathered from reading the article and the rebuttal, is that the NFL is right and The New York Times is wrong. It is evident that The New York Times conducted extensive research for their article, and the NFL by telling them to retract their story, does nothing but attempt to discredit a prestigious publication. However, the NFL has done nothing but discredit itself. My feelings are this, recently the NFL has been denying truths that others have pointed out, and this is a huge problem, that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
New York Times Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/sports/football/nfl-concussion-research-tobacco.html?smid=tw-nytsports&smtyp=cur
NFL Rebuttal: https://nflcommunications.com/Pages/More-To-The-Story.aspx