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The NFL’s nightmare off-season seems to have taken a turn for the worse.

The official trailer for a new movie, Concussion, has been released, starring Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player.

Despite what has been made over the last few months about Deflate-gate, this is truly the NFL’s Boogeyman.

Recently, notable players have retired due to a fear of concussions, such as Chris Borland, Johnathan Martin, and Jake Locker–all of whom where under the age of 25 when they called it quits.

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CTE was found in the brain of Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau, who took his own life in 2012. Now the Seau family is suing the NFL in a wrongful death suit.

It will truly be interesting to see how this movie may affect the NFL in the long run. It isn’t far-fetched to think it will make parents of children with pro ball aspirations think twice, if they aren’t already.

Concussion is set to premiere on Christmas day.

King Jut (@KingJut92)