He’s been outspoken about his teammates’ wages( or absence thereof ), he’s mocked the NFL’s media policies and he blogged about his own concussion, explosion the league for its response to traumata in football.
So perhaps it’s no amaze that he devoted the NFL a little elbow jab with his quote at a press conference held on Wednesday, where reference is told a reporter( near the 7:15 mark of this video) that he wouldn’t be seeing the controversial film “Concussion, “ which scratches the surface of the NFL’s head-injury problem.
“I have not — I ensure a concussion movie every Sunday for free, ” Sherman said with a smile. “Don’t need to go to the theater.”
It’s possible to see this quip as a deliberate endeavor on Sherman’s part to squeeze in one more viral moment before the end of the year. But whether or not that’s the example, it doesn’t actually matter — the NFL knows about its problem, enough that it seems to go to great lengths to whitewash any and all criticism about concussions.
Some outlets contend that the “Concussion” film itself was rewritten to stimulate the NFL and its lawyers happy. Deadspin reports 😛 TAGEND
We stated back in September that the real story’s intricacy, along with studio honcho botching things up, would result in a movie that misses the point. Now that we’ve watched it, it’s even more obvious that Sony’s film cooks up drama with composite/ fictional characters while ignoring the broader issues of institutional complicity that are at the heart of the NFL’s bad brains problem.
While Sony and Concussion director Peter Landesman deny the cinema was edited to prevent NFL protests, the differences between the script as originally prepared for production and how it aimed up on screen strongly indicate otherwise.
Similarly, The New York Times, quoting material released in the Sony email hack, reported in September that “[ an] email on Aug. 1, 2014, said some ‘unflattering moments for the N.F.L.’ were deleted or changed, while in another note on July 30, 2014, a top Sony lawyer is said to have taken ‘most of the bite’ out of the cinema ‘for legal reasons with the N.F.L. and that it was not a balance issue.'”
At any rate, Sherman is right. We do get to see “Concussion” every Sunday, as we’ve watched several athletes play through head traumata this season. Per a “Frontline” database, there have been 166 concussions reported in the NFL this season, but patently, there’s no real style to know how many run unreported.
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