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By Robert A. Vella

A report by ESPN’s Outside the Lines program found that the National Football League (NFL) attempted to influence a scientific study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) into concussions and other brain traumas linked to a disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) discovered in many former players of the sport.

The report asserts that the NFL rescinded its $30 million donation for the NIH study over “concerns” about the lead researcher Dr. Robert Stern of Boston University.  The report also included an allegation by a senior NIH official that the NFL retained “veto power” over the study as a condition for its donation.  The NFL has described the report as “inaccurate.”

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