Will Smith stars in Concussion, an upcoming film based off true events about the impact of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, otherwise known as CTE.
In a trailer released on Monday, Smith plays the role of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a former NFL and college football doctor, who discovers CTE and the long-term impact of concussions.
The film also features the tales of Dave Duerson and Mike Webster, both whose deaths were linked to the effects of concussions. Smith’s role appears to be that of man trying to expose the danger of concussion while the NFL collectively shrugs its broad shoulders.
Besides the film exposing the seamy underbelly of how the NFL handles concussions and the care of its players in their post-playing days, another troubling issue arises in the film. Luke Wilson plays the role of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
I wonder if Wilson puts a clown nose on his face and discusses deflated footballs.
In related news, how did the NFL allow this film to hit theaters without trying to block it?
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