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Will Smith plays the controversial Dr. Bennet Omalu who discovered the brain disease CTE. -- SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/ Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc GOOD MORNING AMERICA'S HOMEPAGE: https://gma.yahoo.com/
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Amir Al-katib (5 дней назад)
Doesn't take a genius to know this sport gives brain damage :s
john shu (26 дней назад)
Actually, The NFL tried to hide the findings of Dr. Omalu. watch the documentaries
Nirvana Seahawks (1 месяц назад)
There is one position when that doesnt happen kickers
Inaflash 7 (2 месяца назад)
Kids do your self a favor and make a switch to basketball.
White Mamba (3 месяца назад)
And these guys are pretty OK comparing to most retired boxers like James ''Lights Out'' Toney and Riddick ''Big Daddy'' Bowe or Jermain Taylor
Humzah Hassan (4 месяца назад)
Would it help to get rid of pads of helmets
Yusif Refae (4 месяца назад)
$1 billion paid out to 20000 people equals $50,000 each... NFL sucks
21stCenturyHandyman (4 месяца назад)
Dr. Omalu definitely helped a lot of people with this discovery.
Classified Files (4 месяца назад)
Bless you Dr.Omalu, for this groundbreaking research.
5065ca (4 месяца назад)
I always thought football was stupid, guys running intoeach other as fast as they can in the blazing sun smh .... if you go to the zoo on a hot day even the animals are hiding in the shade.
osu22221 (5 месяцев назад)
The NFL will chew ya up, use you up and spit you out. The NFL destroys bodies, and they are like the Tobacco industry, they go after kids and start to destroy them from an early age. Sitting at the top of the trash heap is Roger Goodell. Roger is getting filthy rich off of players going braindead. Owners like Jeffrey Lurie, Steve Tisch and Jim Haslem keep the abuse going while putting money in their pockets.
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Alexander Cooney (8 месяцев назад)
Im 6'0 150 and of very average strength. I was trying to mimic some hard closed fist slaps to a punching bag, similar to an O line man. 50 of those FROM ME a day would obviously mess you up. Now imagine a guy 5x my strength.
Dion R (9 месяцев назад)
Deport Omalu for destroying our national culture with his anti-football propaganda!
Chun Li Ho Queen (2 месяца назад)
Jane Doe (2 месяца назад)
It's not propaganda it's Science!
Chima Nnadi (9 месяцев назад)
Oj had this and that’s why he killed
Hiram Soosenuu (11 месяцев назад)
I Love football but it's so fucked up how they just push aside important fact findings to save a the players health, & Life. The fuckin NFL is the biggest criminal enterprise. Jr Seau's family should sue the NFL.
Humzah Hassan (1 год назад)
Thank you for making football safer I have friends in the nfl and I want to thank dr omalu for telling the truth. Now the nfl has to make the game safer
John Kaszanek (1 год назад)
Put helmet inside skull!
John Kaszanek (1 год назад)
No helmet will help. Brain is sloshing inside skull. Stretching, tau, dead brain cells. Stupidity, stupidity, stupidity. End it.
John Kaszanek (1 год назад)
ABC is communist mainstream media. Enemy of America.
de'an Miracle (1 год назад)
I really think I'm struggling from this. I'm so upset.
Handa Seishu (1 год назад)
At 2:30 i thought he was cutting chicken meat but then i realized its really a brain meat...holy shit...😂🤣😂🤣
Handa Seishu (1 год назад)
Wow this is good...i just wonder that sports like soccer also hve the same impact that lead to concussion caused by heading the ball??just asking..
George Chaos Cam (1 год назад)
Helmets seem to encourage people to use their head as a battering ram, i think the league would see fewer head injuries if they went back to the old school leather helmet
Dana Elona (1 год назад)
6:20 oh god please make that blonde gold digger stop saying words with "s" in them... 😩😩😩😩
Anonymous Person (1 год назад)
The NFL is denying the truth. Because of the love of money..
puckstar 34 (1 год назад)
People keep saying concussions are a problem and that's scary to parents but it's important to learn how to hit if you don't use the head to make contact but instead use the shoulder you will be in the right direction because as long as you avoid the head use in contact then chance of concussion goes down also those head to head direct impacts won't happen a lot more as long as kids are taught how to hit properly and everyone should be taught how to hit properly no matter the level
Brandon May (1 год назад)
Not true. You can get a concussion from simply your head whiplashing the ground without you leading with your helmet. Also positions such as offense/ defensive line force you to use your head first. You cant avoid it.
skymaster4ever (1 год назад)
How that fuck can you consider football too dangerous? These people get multi million contracts to play what they love playing: football. The people in the military get paid shit for salary and they don't get so much attention. They get concussions and no one seems to give a shit. The injuries in this sport are well worth the paid. If they paid that to the military i bet you no one would complain.
skymaster4ever (1 год назад)
I am not saying it is. But it is better than a lot others who risk their lives and get probably the same results but get paid nothing compare to football players.
Brandon May (1 год назад)
skymaster4ever so not being able to remember conversations past 5 minutes, being in a wheelchair for the rest of your life, possibly losing your sanity, and needing assistance to simply get out of bed everyday is worth it? You sound ignorant.
John Siliga (1 год назад)
The movie concussion i was dying when will Smith failed miserably trying to emulate the Nigerian accent
Logan (1 год назад)
Wow getting repeated head injuries is bad for you....im so suprised
Pablo Molina (1 год назад)
Read it! https://www.biblegateway.com/blog/2017/07/i-had-to-be-the-voice-for-those-who-could-no-longer-speak-for-themselves/?utm_source=ZStrobel&utm_medium=email&utm_term=20170627&utm_campaign=zO062717h&spMailingID=54540349&spUserID=Njc0NDc3NTYzMTMS1&spJobID=1203376535&spReportId=MTIwMzM3NjUzNQS2
Renato Sousa (1 год назад)
CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players By Daniella Emanuel, CNN Updated 1857 GMT (0257 HKT) July 25, 2017
Big up to Dr. Bennet Omalu for Standing up, against the big 700 million dollar giant, the NFL.
Pete Zereeah (1 год назад)
There are 2 sources of horrendous pain I have experienced. A shot to the balls....which is essential for me to protect them to propagate the species. And a shot to the head, which sends me the biologic message that this injury should be avoided at all cost. This sport is ridiculous. It's days are numbered. America will only tolerate so much of this gladiator crap.
Luz Figueroa (1 год назад)
I so like him when he's just smiling as he's mentioning the insults he endured. He's an amazing doctor.
TheWatchernator (1 год назад)
Good movie, now legalize THC
Alec Baldlose (1 год назад)
The doctor is the one who sounds like he has CTE.
Germare Dipprnaar (1 год назад)
Football is NOTHING compared to rugby
maggiemolly111 (1 год назад)
Look up Gerald McClellan to see a heartbreaking example of what trauma to the brain can do. You wouldn't hit your finger with a hammer over and over and expect not to cause injury. The fact that people even debate wether it's "real" is insane. You may not care but you can't say it's not valid.
Emmanuel McCoy (1 год назад)
i now believe basketball is the safe haven
daveyork0 (1 год назад)
"What were some of the things they would call you back then". I was disappointed when he didn't say 'witch doctor'.
Rouskey Carpel (5 месяцев назад)
daveyork0 He did.He said they called a voodoo doctor which is synonymous to witch doctor.
nenabunena (1 год назад)
the reporter at the end looked like his voice was breaking and was holding back tears
Angel the god Go cowboys (1 год назад)
Gryazev-Shipunov (1 год назад)
Screw the NFL. Dr Omalu is a true hero
Goingtothestop Goingtothestop (1 месяц назад)
+Jake Bru Jelouse because he is black and African. Keep hating. Your hate is not going to change what he is n what he discovered. Wallow in your jelousy n hatred. You are the one who feels the hate he does not.
Jake Bru (3 месяца назад)
He no hero
Bluehopi Waltz (11 месяцев назад)
way more interesting and exciting and no need for kneeing like idiots
Lorrie Mamoet (1 год назад)
replace football with rugby
MJSONLY (2 года назад)
It is interesting how quickly the "movie" was scooted out of mainstream theaters.... It is an awesome movie with a huge revelation about the NON safety concerns for players of the game of football...
Sithum Samaraweera (2 года назад)
Dr Omalu is not the problem here, he is not jealous of football. it's very selfish of us as fans to see players go through this fate for our entertainment. But, at the same time, America and the NFL does not force football on individuals, it's a personal choice. Football is America, real American Identity. As we all know football owns Sundays, it's bigger than GOD and Church. However the questions I ask my self are, Do I wanna see football diminish? Absolutely NOT, I love the game too much that it has become a part of me. Is it selfish of me to keep watching? YES & NO, because of my viewership and many others viewerships football is North America's number 1 (USA and Canada) sport. What Can we do about this? Ban football? NO NO NO, you don't ban football, but make it safer (Not Roger Godell type bullshit safer), America has most prestigious universities in the world with master mind scientist, professors, doctors and engineers. Work on an end product (Helmets and Protective gear), which will negate (Not Minimize) the effects of CTE, make this game safe for the current and the future Generations. spend money, flow it like a river, but make the game safe. Cuz for some of us, football is life, and we never wanna doubt the game, EVER.....
thepostnihilist (1 год назад)
You have an addiction to watching men harm each other. It is a sickness. The only 100% safe way to play football is by touch only, not tackle. These males are entering the sport because they believe it lifts them up in your eyes. They become American heroes for a short time. Without the viewership, without the idol worship they receive from fans, they would have no other choice than to prefer health and a long life instead of repeated physical abuse followed by a progressive decline in health and dignity.
Adam Nir (2 года назад)
Jacob Brown (6 месяцев назад)
Lacrosse on the come up
Charles Bray (11 месяцев назад)
Baseball isn’t exciting enough.. Football is action packed.
Joe Whitehead (2 года назад)
Adam Nir It is. Isn't it?
REAP-Matty (2 года назад)
Dr. Omalu is an American Hero.
Chidimma Justina (3 месяца назад)
He is a Nigerian
Jake Bru (3 месяца назад)
No he isn’t
ScarfaceFranckRibery (1 год назад)
african you mean
Sam (1 год назад)
So true his discoveries will spare the lives of many children, I feel sorry for those who sacrificed their brains just to make money at the expense of their sanity. God bless Dr. Omalu.
Angel the god Go cowboys (2 года назад)
Kush Weiser (1 год назад)
he was laughing at his crappy football team.
Khadija Bangurah (1 год назад)
Angel_rod123 Go cowboys how is this funny
Grant Witham (2 года назад)
NFL is a criminal enterprise and Goodell the mob boss -
sideshowmulhern (2 года назад)
Tell da truuff
Beau Trahan (2 года назад)
I'm 14 have had 5 concussions probably way more though
Lorrie Mamoet (1 год назад)
get out go play soccer
court ellis (2 года назад)
eww brains..gonna go vomit now
Sheldon stern (2 года назад)
lol 8:50 at the very end, after ask that bad choice of words :)
John Dickson (2 года назад)
Great interview and the movie was an eye opener.
druha10304 (2 года назад)
lol at junior seau's trophy wife that blonde bitch would never ever give him the time of day if he wasnt in the nfl
Nic Harding (2 года назад)
I get the argument of collision sports causing CTE, however there are plenty of former athletes who don't show signs of CTE and brain damage. I think this is still in the early days of study and the media are just running wild with it, as an example the making of the movie Concussion, and the fact that the media focuses on isolated incidents. Give it more time to make a proper conclusion
John Doe (1 год назад)
+Nic Harding What is this weak ass argument...... do u have cte?
Freedomboy006 (2 года назад)
idk why but the doc looks mad young. like hes 15
Patrick Bateman (1 год назад)
Will smithx
adan rodriguez (2 года назад)
TG (2 года назад)
yep, not that I knew Chris but watching him on tv for all those years, the "real" Chris wouldn't have did what he did, he wasn't in his right frame of mind at the end of his life.
Reid 1408 (2 года назад)
this is why people root for the players instead of joining the team because of this
Shieena Living Waters (2 года назад)
When is the NFL going to repay the families? and support the children who's dad's gave their lives for the sport? literally? The NFL has so much money and yet, they drop them like a hot potato - concussion did not cover the family trauma at all- nor the devastation to them financially and legally.
Shieena Living Waters (2 года назад)
I'm referring to those NFL players that played a couple seasons - their rule of 4 gives the NFL the opportunity to cycle players after only 3- then they are off the hook for this terrible condition- often diagnosed as Bi-polar, ADHD, or a miriad of mental health mood swings. Most NFL players. showed signs as teens off being "out of control" boys who love living on the edge. High School and College love these young men- they give them scholarships and diplomas for their love of brut force.
Qarquatuq Eetook (2 года назад)
made me wonder too about women who take beatings to the head from being abused?!
SANKOFA X (1 год назад)
Hey look at me we are victims too... dozens of men dying old wretched from years of body wrecking sport that is legal and praised vs domestic abuse that is illegal and demonized by media, makes me wonder if women do really feel empathy towards men
CCphotography (2 года назад)
great man...
mitchellblackify (2 года назад)
I thought Concussion was an amazing movie. Sad but powerful. Now I'm watching this Frontline series: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/league-of-denial/
hadock32 (2 года назад)
This should have really bin an item on Last Week Tonight. Maybe it still can?
C J (2 года назад)
Concussion was amazing. This guy helped change the game. I applaud his courage and will to sacrifice for what he believed. More movies should chronicle these kind of people who change the world we live in. God bless.
AbuClaib -l (2 года назад)
simply , STOP play football
Nanton BullArt (2 года назад)
Forest Whittaker should have played him instead of Will Smith.
Duke Temz (9 месяцев назад)
both Dr Omalu and Will Smith are the same age, yes Will played a younger version of the doctor but its way more convenient than Forest Whittaker
M.Night Shammertime (1 год назад)
Morgan Freeman
Cookie Monster (2 года назад)
Omar Epps
iGeorge M (2 года назад)
Forrest is too old for the roll. This doctor is only 48, which would put him around 33 at that time in 2001. So a 55 year old playing a 33 year old?
Ruqia warsame (2 года назад)
Cnt believe he was given citizenship just 2015
MarineAqua45 (2 года назад)
A very interesting interview & I think a good movie about this.
Марко (2 года назад)
God bless you Dr. Bennet Omalu.
Charlie Mbc (2 года назад)
great man
Mister Kay (2 года назад)
Tell de trooth!!
Blessed 94 (2 года назад)
They keep on saying concussion cause CTE, but it is blunt force repeated trauma like the doc says.
MarineAqua45 (1 год назад)
smooth doge No you're right there, as there are always after-symptoms like weakness in strength, migraine headaches, etc.
smooth doge (1 год назад)
MarineAqua45 the brain never fully recovers
MarineAqua45 (1 год назад)
Blessed 94 Multiple concussions ( where the brain has no time to recover properly) causes CTE.
Nathan Clark (3 года назад)
The 1 dislike is Roger Goodell
Justin Time (6 месяцев назад)
+Nathan Clark The other 17 are Goodell's errr the NFL's Team of Lawyers
Renato Sousa (1 год назад)
CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players By Daniella Emanuel, CNN Updated 1857 GMT (0257 HKT) July 25, 2017
misteeq64 (2 года назад)
+Nathan News LOL LOL LOL
I'm right you're wrong (3 года назад)
all pro sports have to do now is make sure contracts say "participate at own risk".
Talltrees84 (3 года назад)
I think the worst thing that will happen to Will Smith I'd that some hard core football fans will boycott his movies. Football and the NFL will survive perhaps in a different and safer form. Full contact football is and will always be a rough spot.
Yooo Fam (3 года назад)
they wasn't blaming the NFL when they was getting those M's
don adams (2 года назад)
beast mode is getting big millions and he may quit and have to gave back some 5mill. think about that. he must've managed his 'emeral denim' well. like barry sanders.
Felipe Frota (3 года назад)
+Kenny NationZ Because they didn't know. They weren't informed they could have dementia and lose everything they hold dear.
Pelela Njamba (3 года назад)
What a man... Proof that the sky is not the limit,, It doesnt matter were you come from, your race or anything. Passion and love for what you do is key,, Great respect. Cant wait to see the movie. God Bless You dr Omalu.
Ifeanyi Akaolisa (3 года назад)
By the way, David Morse deserves an Oscar for his portrayal of Iron Mike Webster in that flick...
CCphotography (2 года назад)
+Ifeanyi Akaolisa I COMPLETELY agree....so did Albert Brooks....great movie....so did Wil in my opinion.
MoahGentle (2 года назад)
+Ifeanyi Akaolisa I thought the same.
Ifeanyi Akaolisa (3 года назад)
+cityofchamps66 I have no doubt it's well deserved. All I'm saying is David Morse had, in my opinion, the most memorable role as an actor in the movie. Not really knocking others...
cityofchamps66 (3 года назад)
+Ifeanyi Akaolisa Well, Will has been nominated for a Golden Globe for this, I'd be willing to bet a sawbuck on him getting a Oscar nomination as well 
Ifeanyi Akaolisa (3 года назад)
As I recall, Oscars are not given for being in a movie from start to finish. They're awarded on how impressive and memorable the performance comes across, and I daresay, Morse's performance appears to be the only standout in the whole flick. The rest are standard but forgettable...
Native722 (3 года назад)
Will Smith may need more security now. The NFL makes a lot of money and they will do everything to protect that. Seems like a great movie, I might go and see.
Brian Waller (1 год назад)
Native722 yep including suspending players when it was proven they didn't violate the conduct policy
Ryder Washington (2 года назад)
Thing is even this movie won't change a thing. Football is only growing, it will never go away. Because until you, as an individual experience what NFL players do on a daily basis nobody bats an eye.
East Coast Film (2 года назад)
+Seth Ellison But you cannot beat Capitalism as a driver and motivator for the population... It just needs certain restrictions at the top end to be better off for the lower end.
Seth Ellison (3 года назад)
+Native722 Capitalism and corporate ideals is bad!
DeVante Foxx (3 года назад)
+Talltrees84 It really is a great movie!
Emily Payne (3 года назад)
I'm so sorry Elaine Marie its commen sense head trauma will cause problems...my son use to fall so much as a child that I truly believe its the reason my son has child like ways when he's in his twenties that hasn't gone away
footba11fan41ife (1 год назад)
Emily Payne the point is we thought helmets protected your head.
Elaine Marie (3 года назад)
Excellent interview of an extraordinary physician. I am wondering about my own CTE, not from football or sports. But from the 18 years of my parents beating me up, almost daily, since birth, until I could leave home. They committed even more heinous acts, but I cannot elaborate. I have many neurological disorders, epigentic effects which negate proof of causality, and may explain my early dementia onset. Many children have had this happen, and it is occurring now.
Changing Magazine (1 год назад)
Elaine Marie sounds terrible. Sorry that it happened to you.
Yvette B. (1 год назад)
Beating someone everyday is non-effective. At some point, you have to realize that your plan isn't working and make revisions. Come on, that's just stupid.
Yvette B. (1 год назад)
Your parents beat you everyday for 18 years, and you didn't think to tell somebody? Nobody saw bruises on you? I'm sure you have CTE because the body is not build to sustain consistent trauma.
Jordan F (2 года назад)
+Carolyn Porter Just because you touched your grandchildren inappropriately, doesn't mean you get to lecture me - crazy lady!!!

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