The real doctors behind "Concussion" movie speak out

December 24, 2015 3:52 PM

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The real doctors behind "Concussion" movie speak out

Dr. Julian Bailes, one of the doctors whose research on brain injuries in football challenged the NFL, tells CBS News he believes the sport is now "safer than it's ever been." Bailes worked with Dr. Bennet Omalu to expose the risk, and their story is told in the movie "Concussion," opening Christmas Day.

The film stars Will Smith as Dr. Omalu, a forensic pathologist who grew up in Nigeria and was working as a coroner in 2002 when the body of former Steelers star and Hall of Famer Mike Webster came onto his table for an autopsy. Omalu knew very little about football but had seen news reports of Webst...

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