As the new film “Concussion” opens this weekend, a new report says 90 percent of NFLers suffer brain trauma during their career. Dr. Bennet Omalu, the physician portrayed by Will Smith in the upcoming movie made a bold claim in an interview with Time Magazine. He stated that “…players who play to the professional level have some degree of this disease. I have not examined any brain of a retired football player that came back negative.” The disease he is referring to is CTE (chronic encephalopathy) which is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain.
Can you imagine a day without football? … Or is the NFL just too powerful, too popular?