Will Smith Goes To War With A Company That Owns A Day Of The Week In ‘Concussion’

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Opening this year on Christmas day Will Smith stars in the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player.

It was Omalu who put a name to the disease that destroyed the brains of countless former players and led Junior Seau and several others to kill themselves.

Although it’s been ten years and the discovery of the disease did not hurt the popularity of football in America, the NFL is still more popular than ever with revenues of over 10 billion a year, the movie will most certainly raise awareness of the disease.

Some are already considering the dangers and taken their young kids out of the sport, Including LeBron James who said he doesn’t want his boys to play football.

Whether the link of football to concussions will ever be strong remains to be unseen however. Its worth noting that the scenario is similar to the discovery that smoking leads to high cases of lung cancer, yet still today people smoke. Concluding that it’s more than likely the NFL will always own a day of the week just as tobacco companies will always have customers who will risk cancer by smoking.

But, with the big Christmas Day opening and the big star name ‘Concussion’ will most definitely raise the awareness of the dangers of football.

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