IFV 2013: Dr. Bennet Omalu on CTE and Football

May 4, 2013

Dr. Bennet Omalu was the first pathologist to uncover the presence of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in the brains of retired football players. It all started when Mike Webster’s body ended up on his examination table in Pittsburgh in 2002. As assistant coroner in Pittsburgh at the time, Dr. Omalu sought permission to examine Webster’s brain. In the years following, several more retired football players bodies arrived in their morgue including Andree Waters. Since then, Dr. Omalu has become the chief coroner in San Joaquin and has continued his work on CTE and advancing the study of brain trauma in society in general and football in particular. The NFL has been trying to discredit Dr. Omalu for over 10 years. Dr. Omalu is probably on the NFL’s Top 10 Most Hated List with the NFL. You can read his biography by clicking HERE.
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  1. George Visger
    May 10th, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    George Visger Brain Scans

    Bennet is a man of the highest integrity who is swayed by no one but God.

    The NFL tried for years not only to disparage his work but to assassinate his character.

    Great job, Bennet. We need more honest scientists like yourself who will call it like they see it despite what the NFL tries to make them say.

    George Visger
    San Francisco 49ers 80 & 81 Super Bowl XVI
    Survivor of 9 NFL-Caused brain surgeries
    (As I was forced to prove in a 1984 Work Comp court of law)
    Benefactor of ZERO NFL Benefits

  2. Dave Pear
    May 11th, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    Dave Pear

    Where was “Dr. NO” Ira Casson when Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered CTE (bad brain)?

    The NFL’s “Dr. NO” spent his time claiming that there was no scientific evidence that repeated blows to the head caused brain damage and dementia and then tried to submit his “claims” and “studies” to everyone in his feeble attempts to use bad science to discredit Dr. Omalu.

    “Dr. NO” should lose his license to practice medicine and added to the concussion lawsuits for fraud!

    “Dr. NO” – you’ve been nothing more than a quack with no sense of shame or remorse for violating your hippocratic oath as a doctor.

    Dave Pear

  3. No Respect
    May 28th, 2013 at 5:39 am #

    […] Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) as an illness in football players is not even a sports fan. Nigerian-born Dr. Bennett Omalu, thinks that football is a stupid activity. He has no interest or concern for the good of football, […]

  4. Henry Bradley
    June 3rd, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    Henry Bradley

    I just wanted to say hello to all the former players who are trying to keep it together.

    Henry Bradley
    Cleveland Browns
    1979 – 1983

  5. NFL’s Latest PR Stunt | The Sport Digest
    December 18th, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    […] Omalu who discovered CTE in deceased NFL players who committed suicide. Ask Dr. Omalu about how the NFL tried to squash him but he never gave up. Dr. Omalu even spent his own money doing the required […]