Are You Interested In Watching A Movie About NFL Concussions …

Jun 8, 2014

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  1. mike davis
    June 9th, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    No, in all absolute terms! Reason, because it would be done Hollywood style, and we all know what that means (perhaps NFL influence) Although Will Smith is a Talented actor even he won’t get it right because he has not lived it nor live with these injuries caused by concussions.What I’d love to see and will pay good money is real time board room discussions when the NFL & their lawyers discuss this issue including all the spin the human mind can fathom. The other delight would be to be in The board room with the Class action lawyers and the fight..whoops the greed they discuss on how much they get, and what do we “let the players have”..
    I’m 100% players, you all know this, I served as a rep from my rookie year, till retirement 11 seasons. I always felt I was on the right side of things fighting for players rights. This fight cost me 1-2 years less in my career and in real monies I was contracted to get is still counting at present, that total is $938,000. Not the NFLPA Nor the Raiders have done a thing about it, They both say it went to greivence so it can’t be revisited. This is wrong and both parties know this, and It’s out of sight out of mind. I said all this to say this. The concussion Law suit as it stands is unjust, please forgive me if I sound self serving, but I’m not because a lot of you fall in my category, I had 9 proven concussions, these injuries lead to my complete deafness and nerve damage vertgo, extreme headachs and dizziness. There is no category for a player like me or you whom suffer from injuries resulting from concussions..This must be addressed ,and sad to say It may when we’re dead.

  2. Billy Walik
    June 9th, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    Will Smith or Kate Smith, why would Hollywood NOT embrace this fairly controversial topic. First off, hasn’t Hollywood been loosing market share to Sports Television for decades. I say GO for it! Second, it’s the message that will bring parents and their kids to the theatre. Sorry NFL fewer and fewer Pee Wee’s into the talent hopper. And Third: an even modestly successful film can only GRAB the attention of the Insurers who underwrite the sport of football. What happens next? The Leagues nightmare, someone named Smith makes a movie about concussions!

  3. George Visger
    June 14th, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    Mike, my Colorado brother, and fellow brain injury sufferer. I understand your take but I will say this. I have known and worked with Bennett Omalu since Jean Marie Laskas came out the the Game Brain in GQ back in 2009. In fact last April, we had Bennett slated to keynote our B.R.A.I.N. THINK TANK conference in So Cal. His plane was late and I stepped in. After the conference we spoke of his work and the potential movie coming out.
    When the story broke that Will Smith will be playing him, Bennett and I exchanged emails.
    Bennett Omalu is a man of God, and will have his hand in directing the movie. We all know Hollywood will try to put it’s spin on it, but this story is so compelling that it needs no spin, and I know Bennett’s character. He’ll make sure it tells the true story.

    My take on the subject (keep in mind I’ve survived 9 NFL caused emergency VP shunt brain surgeries), in my brain damaged state i this:
    The NFL’s lawyers are trying to hammer out a settlement in our head injury suit (of which I will only qualify for 20% of my share as my second year when I had my first brain surgery doesn’t count due to being on IR). I think that just the fact SOME of the facts will be presented to the public by one of the most popular actors at this time, will put more pressure on the NFL’s legal henchmen to get this thing sewed up before the real story is exposed. I think the more exposure we bring to this subject the better for all, including their young Pop Warner feeder teams.
    My head injury has literally cost me my business, my home 2 1/2 yrs ago, my marriage of 18+ yrs, ability to work and my contact with my children.
    No amount of money could make up for my losses.

    But I’d like to see the NFL’s feet held to the fire till they address what they have willfully inflicted on their players and families for the love of money.

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    George Visger
    SF 49ers 80 & 81
    Wildlife Biologist/TBI Consultant

    The Visger Group – Traumatic Brain Injury Consulting