NFL players have been sharing their reactions to the film Concussion, released in theaters nationwide on Christmas Day.
In the film, based on true events, Will 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.
NFL players are able to redeem free admission to the movie by showing their NFL Players Association card at Cinemark theaters.
The MMQB screened Concussion with 70 former NFL players, and received emotional reactions from several players.
Below are some reactions from current and former players on Twitter.
Concussion was a great movie!— Jaiquawn Jarrett (@jaiquawnjarrett) December 25, 2015
Just saw concussion. Scared the hell out of me.— Dustin Fox (@DustinFox37) December 26, 2015
Watching this movie concussion and sheeesh!!!— Johnthan Banks (@JBanks_27) December 26, 2015