Concussion Movie Update: NFL Players At Odds Over Will Smith’s Latest Production [VIDEO]
If you were still torn over paying $15 to see “Concussion,” don’t turn to NFL players for advice.
Even they can’t get on the same page.
The film, starring Will Smith, had a lackluster opening weekend, grossing a domestic total of $10.5 million, per Box Office Mojo. Even “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” had a better showing, grossing $13.1 million.
Much of that has to do with people like Richard Sherman. The Seahawks CB decided to forgo the film, citing real-life experience as his reasoning.
Richard Sherman knows how to end a presser: "I see a concussion movie every Sunday. No need to go to a theater." #Seahawks
— Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) December 30, 2015
Not everyone is in agreement with Sherman’s logic.
Brendon Ayanbadejo -- who spent 13 seasons in the NFL with the Dolphins, Bears and Ravens -- offered a more serious endorsement of the film.
“I don't want to see another teammate die too soon and I don't want to see another child lose out on the lessons that football teaches,” he wrote, per Fox Sports. “And that's why I'm urging parents, players and coaches from Pop Warner to the NFL to go watch ‘Concussion.’
“It's an inspiring movie about the players and for the players. It's a film that teaches us that together we can make a difference.”
Unfortunately for Ayanbadejo, it just didn’t make a difference where it counted.
The real life doctor from 'Concussion' thinks the NFL's safety protocol is still not enough to stop head injuries https://t.co/ULEUrfeOWi
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) December 29, 2015