Sunday, December 27, 2015

"The NFL made a calculated attempt to exterminate me."

Check out this fascinating interview between Eric Topol and Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made the connection between football and brain damage in the Mike Webster case.  This is the story that forms the basis for the new movie Concussion.  It's worth watching the interview before you see the movie.

(Note:  The combination of poor Skype fidelity and Dr. Omalu's Nigerian accent may make it hard for some to understand the audio.  Just read along with the text as the interview proceeds if you need help.)

1 comment:

Mitch said...

I knew about concussion issues (bad term, it is a brain injury) starting in 2009. The more we learn, the more it seems football may go the way of boxing. There is no safe way to play the game, especially with giant, strong, quick men colliding with each other. Even at the youth level it is dangerous.