ESPN’s NFL Concussion Investigators Speak Feb. 20 at UMass Amherst

Mark Fainaru-Wada (left) and Steve Fainaru

AMHERST, Mass. – Investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, authors of the book League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and Battle for Truth, will speak Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6-8 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Fainaru-Wada and Fainaru spent more than a year and a half reporting on concussions in the National Football League. Released in October, their book explores all aspects of the concussions crisis, from the NFL’s years-long denials that playing football could lead to brain damage to how the crisis affects football today.

Their work has been featured on ESPN’s digital and broadcast news and information programs, including SportsCenter, Outside the Lines and ESPNEWS. The brothers also were featured in a PBSFrontline documentary titled League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis.

During their appearance at UMass Amherst, titled “League of Denial: A Conversation with the Authors,” they will discuss their book and the documentary, as well as the prominent issue of concussions and brain injury.

A book signing will follow the presentation. Books may be purchased with cash, credit card, debit or check only. UCards will not be accepted.

The event is sponsored by the McCormack Department of Sport Management and the Journalism Department at UMass Amherst.