In the upcoming movie "Concussion," Dave Duerson is seen trying to prevent Bennet Omalu from entering a medical conference. Omalu is the pathologist who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brains of former professional football players.
The film also shows Duerson, played by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, turning away fellow NFL player Andre Waters, who had been denied benefits by a retiree board that included Duerson. “Got a headache? See a doctor,” the character of Duerson says in the movie. Waters kills himself in the next scene.
Duerson's family says the two scenes never happened, according to the New York Times.