Sony has just released this trailer for the upcoming film Concussion, starring Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the foresnsic pathologist who studied the deaths and dementia of professional football players who endured repeated hits to the head. Though the trailer certainly paints the NFL as villains, it’s been reported that some of the more damning parts of the film were altered to appease the NFL. Below are several pages of the script that were later cut, along with the NFL’s notes (in red).
Below is a scene in which doctors view slides of the brain of Mike Webster, the Pittsburgh Steelers center whose death sparked the debate over the link between concussions and long-term brain damage.
And here’s Dr. Ron Hamilton from the University of Pittsburgh viewing the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) for the first time:
And finally, here is a conversation involving lawyers and officials from the NFL, Fox Sports and ESPN: