The tour has commenced for the book that will accompany the documentary titled League of Denial, the comprehensive attack on the NFL’s failure to acknowledge the concussion crisis on a more timely basis.
As explained by to ESPN.com, the book by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru contains a troubling anecdote from the son of the late Mike Webster.
According to Webster’s son, “Webster frantically accumulated an arsenal of weapons and had seriously considered turning them on NFL officials, whom he blamed for his deteriorating mental condition.”
It’s unclear how close Webster came to creating that kind of mayhem, but it’s an alarming claim. At a time when more and more suicides from football players are being tied to chronic brain injury, it’s hard not to wonder when/if a player who has emerged from decades of playing football with brain damage will try to kill someone other than himself.