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Dave Duerson's family objects to his portrayal in 'Concussion'

Dave Duerson's family objects to his portrayal in 'Concussion'

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.

“They...

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