Bravo For Bennet Omalu Times Essay, ‘Don’t Let Kids Play Football.’ But Why Are ‘Concussion’ Producers Playing Ball With MomsTeam?

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by Irvin Muchnick

 

I’m happy to see Bennet Omalu, the well-deserved hero of the upcoming movie Concussion, telling it like it is in the New York Times. See “Don’t Let Kids Play Football,” http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/07/opinion/dont-let-kids-play-football.html?ref=topics&_r=0.

Unfortunately, as we reported on November 23, the producers of the film (perhaps, or even likely, without consulting Omalu) are in a partnership with a group called MomsTeam, which does not hold that position. Indeed, right now, even as Bennet’s grave words fill the op-ed page, the Concussion movie and MomsTeam are in the middle of a screwy joint social-media campaign.

I wonder how you say “co-opted” in Nigerian?

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