Dr. Omalu Speaks on Will Smith’s Portrayal of Him in ‘Concussion’

omalu_IIThe ‘Concussion’ movie illuminates the grave dangers involved in playing in the National Football League (NFL). Dr. Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu was the first to publish findings in 2005 that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) induced by repeated blows to the head, was a condition affecting football players.

His findings were initially challenged by NFL doctors and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. He was even accused of doing voodoo.

Dr. Omalu’s proof was later able to change the conditions for footballers playing in the NFL permanently.

The biopic of the forensic pathologist has gained critical acclaim with Will Smith having been nominated for a Golden Globe under the category actor in a motion picture, drama and media reports that the film and its leading star may receive Oscar nominations.

NigerianReporter was humbled to meet the doctor, who holds eight degrees, and get some insight on his thoughts of the film, and Will Smith’s portrayal of him.