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New NFL Report Keeps Spotlight on ‘Concussion’

18 September 2015 7:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Will Smith drama “Concussion” was already set to release amid a flurry of activity in the ongoing head trauma debate that hangs over the National Football League in the run-up to the 50th annual Super Bowl next year. A new report gathering attention today assures it will feel as timely as ever when it finally arrives, right in the middle of the football — and Oscar — season.

In March, 24-year-old San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland made headlines when he announced his retirement after just one season in the NFL. He cited concerns over the risk of developing longterm brain damage, despite being on the verge of making millions and becoming a star.

One month later, a federal judge gave final approval for a class-action lawsuit settlement between the league and more than 5,000 former players. The lawsuit accused the NFL of hiding the dangers of concussions.

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