Concussion Movie Starring Will Smith Shows NFL Cover Up
The NFL is set to be under the microscope again, as Will Smith stars in SONY's featured film "Concussion" as Dr. Bennet Omalu, an accomplished forensic neuropathologist from Nigeria. He was the first to discover the existence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy commonly known today as "CTE" a disease of the brain found in athletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma. Which includes just about every single player to put on the pads, and step on the gridiron. Omalu made the discovery after performing the autopsy of several deceased Pittsburgh Steelers players, including Mike Webber.
The debut trailer for Concussion was made exclusively available through Monday Morning Quarterback. The movie follows Bennet Omalu as he tries to convince many other of his discovery and battles attempts by the National Football League to discredit him. The film will include Owen Wilson as commissioner Roger Goodell, and Alec Baldwin as Dr. Julian Bailes.
Depending on how factual the movie is, the NFL will come out on the wrong side of the film. If the NFL actually did try and discredit this doctor who was trying to save players lives, there's no question that Roger Goodell will once again be on the firing line.