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Will Smith's New Movie "Concussion" Terrifies the NFL.
Here's the Trailer.

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Will Smith's New Movie "Concussion" Terrifies the NFL.
Here's the Trailer.

Updated by Joseph Stromberg

August 31, 2015, 4:53 p.m. ET

Vox

http://www.vox.com/2015/8/31/9232191/will-smith-concussion-movie-trailer

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The NFL's concussion crisis is about to hit the big screen. Today, the football site MMQB debuted the trailer for a film titled simply Concussion, due out Christmas Day.

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It stars Will Smith as Bennet Omalu, the real Pittsburgh forensic pathologist who first discovered a neurodegenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of football players. CTE is the result of repeated brain trauma over time and causes depression, dementia, and other behavioral changes.

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Omalu's 2002 finding and the subsequent discovery of CTE in dozens of deceased football players has transformed the football world, leading many to question whether football can ever be a truly safe sport.

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For nearly a century, doctors knew that boxers who were repeatedly punched in the head could develop symptoms of severe brain damage, eventually leading to dementia. But it wasn't until Omalu examined the brain of former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Webster (who'd suffered from severe depression and dementia before dying from a heart attack at age 50) that anyone suspected the same thing could happen to football players.

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When Omalu cut slices from Webster's brain and looked at them under a microscope, he was surprised to see tangled proteins and other characteristic signs of CTE. A year later, Omalu examined the brain of Terry Long another Steelers legend, who'd killed himself at age 45 by drinking antifreeze and saw the same picture. "This stuff should not be in the brain of a 45-year-old man," Omalu later said. "This looks more like a 90-year-old brain with advanced Alzheimer's."

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The NFL tried to cover up Omalu's discovery

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For years, though, the NFL tried its best to hide the evidence about football and brain trauma.

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The league established a committee to examine the long-term effects of concussions on players health, but it released findings that were deeply inconsistent with those of other neurologists. Among other things, the committee called concussions "minor injuries," told players there was no problem with a concussed player returning to a game, and declared there were no long-term health issues associated with the injuries. Independent researchers sharply criticized these statements.

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In 2009 after Congress grilled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during hearings the league abruptly changed course, finally acknowledging the problem. It's since made some rule changes to reduce the number of players' concussions, put new protocols in place to make sure concussed players are properly diagnosed, and donated money for concussion and CTE research.

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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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