All NFL players can see Will Smith’s new movie “Concussion” for free just by showing their Player’s Association card at Cinemark theaters, but don’t count Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman among them.
During his weekly press conference, Sherman said he hasn’t seen it, any it seems like he probably won’t in the future.
“I see a concussion movie every Sunday,” he said. “Don’t need to go to the theater.”
In the film, based on true events, Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who has been vocal against the NFL’s attempts to suppress his research on the discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and brain damage in deceased football players.
New York Jets offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Fergurson saw the film, and documented his feelings about it in Sports Illustrated.
In 2013 Sherman wrote about his opinion on the issue for the MMQB. In it he does not mince words and in light of all the findings pointed towards football being hazardous to one’s long term health, takes full responsibility for his decision to keep playing.
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