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Was the Will Smith-starring 'Concussion' softened to appease the NFL?

Was the Will Smith-starring 'Concussion' softened to appease the NFL?

From "Rocky" to "Hoosiers," the marriage of sports and film has generally been a happy one, filled with rousing moments of triumph that leave audiences cheering. But one upcoming film that takes a harder look at one of America's most popular pastimes — and one of the most powerful entities in the sports world — is stirring controversy months before its release. Sony Pictures' "Concussion" tackles the thorny issue of head injuries in the National Football League. A report in the New York Times, citing emails that leaked after last year's devastating cyberattack on the studio, raises questions about whether the movie was watered down...

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