A great interview with Dr. Bennett Omalu, in advance of the movie “Concussion”, starring Will Smith as Dr. Omalu. I’m looking forward to the movie… though I’ll probably have to wait for it to be on cable. Movie theaters don’t appeal to me at all, anymore.
In two weeks time people will be going to the movies to see the screen adaptation of a forensic pathologist that unintentionally made the giant business of the N.F.L. weak in the knees. In the movie ‘Concussion‘ mega-actor Will Smith becomes a little known West African doctor, Bennet Omalu.
To many Dr. Omlau has been a recent discovery due mainly to this movie but also the discussion surrounding it, including Dr. Omalu’s op-ed piece in the New York Times. To a small circle of people his work and voice has been around much longer.
Early in 2011 Matt Chaney – a tireless cataloger of football catastrophic injuries and outspoken author/journalist – had an interview with Dr. Omalu. In this interview you can see that Dr. Omalu is still the same concerned medical practitioner as he is now.
With permission from Matt, I am publishing the transcript of his…
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