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Junior Seau's sister says she doesn't want to see Wes Welker end up suffering from Cte like her brother -- and is advising the wide receiver to seriously reconsider his NFL comeback. Welker has been out of football since last year -- and it seemed like his NFL career was over ... especially with his storied concussion history. But now that he's signed with the Rams, Annette Seau tells TMZ Sports she's "fearful for him. »
- TMZ Staff
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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- Kristopher Tapley
Terrell Owens is pissed that Junior Seau's family won't be able to speak live at the NFL legend's Hall of Fame induction ceremony ... saying the whole thing is "terrible." Seau is set to be posthumously enshrined in Canton in August -- and while the family will be able to make a video message to be played during the ceremony, they're pissed ... claiming they should be able to give a live speech. And when we »
- TMZ Staff
Sony Pictures announced today that it has scheduled the Will Smith drama Concussion for a Christmas Day release. The film is opening at a prime time, not only because of the holiday movie season but also just as the NFL will be preparing for the playoffs. Concussion follows Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of football-related brain trauma in a pro player and fought to bring awareness to the public. In his search for the truth, Omalu, a total outsider to pro football, takes on the sports industry’s status quo. His studies on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (Cte), prompted the NFL to take brain-related injuries seriously. Cte was cited in the suicides of former NFL stars Junior Seau and Dave Duerson. Deadline announced Smith’s attachment to the film back in June.
- Anthony D'Alessandro
4 items from 2015
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