Dr. Bennet Omalu speaks on stage during the 2015 Health Hero Awards hosted by WebMD on Nov. 5 in New York City. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images hide caption

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Doctor Behind 'Concussion' Wanted To 'Enhance The Lives' Of Football Players

Dr. Bennet Omalu's discovery of a new degenerative brain disease among football players inspired a movie — and the wrath of the NFL.

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High school athlete Graham Hill, number 50, suffered a concussion in 2013 while playing football at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas. Courtesy of Jeffrey McWhorter hide caption

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Making and taking a hit chest to chest, instead of skull to skull, is easier to remember if you're not wearing a helmet, say University of New Hampshire Wildcat football players. Jack Rodolico/New Hampshire Public Radio hide caption

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Junior Seau sustained many concussions during his career and was suffering from a degenerative brain disease when he killed himself in May 2012. Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images hide caption

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