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Well, we have a full-scale New York Times vs. NFL war

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The NFL wasn’t happy with The New York Times, demanded a retraction of its story criticizing the NFL on how it handled the concussion issue, and The Times shot back in kind on Wednesday.

In other words, the most famous newspaper in the United States and the most powerful sports entity in the U.S. are now in a public war of words.

The NFL’s demand that The New York Times retract a story titled “N.F.L.’s Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Tobacco Industry,”seemed like a fairly empty threat. The letter the NFL sent to The Times doesn’t really explain why The Times should retract a story other than that the NFL wasn’t happy with the story and the way it made the NFL look. That’s not good reason for a retraction, and that’s what The Times told the NFL in a letter on Wednesday, which it tweeted out from its sports section’s account.

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