The Importance Of Concussions In Sport

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As most already know that the brain controls the entire human body, it isn’t very hard to make the correlation that if the brain is bothered on a regular basis that this could be very detrimental to your health. A concussion is the most common brain injury in sports and also a reason why big money organizations may have put the lives, health, and well-being on the edge of many athletes by misinforming for some of them the reason for their departure and many families left without help. Concussion, a brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body is very prevalent in sports today and over the years grown in the media for many sports that are popular and loved in American culture. A professional football …show more content…
The movie that they were viewing was caused unsurprisingly “Concussion” and is a drama based on head trauma in the NFL starring Will Smith as Bennet Omalu a Nigerian doctor that is one of the biggest reasons why concussion protocol especially in football is so important today. This movie that’s based on a true story that’s supposed to be drama categorized ended up being a horror film for the many former players that saw the reality and the sad truth of what this debilitating brain disease has done to their friends that they played with and also played against in their careers playing football. For some of the players the movie began to seem too realistic and became too much to handle when they got to see the final moments of not only the great players but the great people that they once knew and now are no longer here.
When this movie was finally over many of the players were traumatized to see what they were getting paid multi-million dollar contracts to do. For one player Keith McCants who was the fourth overall pick in the 1990 NFL draft and drove an astounding 6 hours to see this movie, he said this movie had touched his soul. “I know we were paid to hurt people,” says Keith McCants, “We were paid to give concussions. If we knew that we were killing people, I would have never put on the
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The difference between the NFL and tobacco companies are that tobacco companies had never gave money to anyone to smoke cigarettes the NFL gave players millions to give concussions to others and also may have offered raises to players that gave concussions more frequently than others. The punishment for tobacco companies was a ban from television that ended up losing the companies large amounts of money because of the lack of advertisement. Even though there isn’t even a slight chance of football being banned from television because it’s arguably Americas favorite sport, I still believe the NFL should have to answer to someone for the many lives that could’ve been saved or prolonged with the very important information of brain injury that these great players never got and ended up suffering because of