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NFL's concussions expert also sells equipment to league

Updated: August 10, 2007, 5:29 PM ET
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine

The National Football League's director of neuropsychological testing is also the chairman of a company that sells testing software to NFL teams, a dual role which raises questions about conflicts of interest.

Mark Lovell, director of the Sports Concussion Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, oversees neuropsychological testing programs for the NFL. In that capacity, he has helped teams use neurocognitive tests -- which essentially grade subjects on their memory and ...

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