Why Will Smith's New 'Concussion' Movie Terrifies The NFLSony released a trailer for Will Smith's newest film, "Concussion." And the studio expects the project will make the NFL very, very angry. Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the man who discovered a condition caused by repeated blows to the head which can cause confusion, depression and progressive dementia. The film follows Dr. Omalu's struggle to make the NFL recognize the medical issues playing football can cause down the road.
■Class discussion: Can playing football cause brain damage? Would you play football anyway? Would you keep watching football knowing that some players are suffering brain damage? What about head injuries in other sports? Should the NFL team owners pay former players suffering from head and other injuries sustained during games? What about colleges or high schools? What is most important to NFL owners – profits, players or football?