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First Trailer To Upcoming Release "Concussion" Puts NFL In Negative Light

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 31 / 15

The trailer for the upcoming film " CONCUSSION " was released this morning, and it "holds little back," according to Abid Rahman of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. The film, which is produced by Columbia Pictures and slated for release on Dec. 25, stars WILL SMITH as DR. BENNET OMALU , who discovered aft...

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01/15/99
NTRA HAS THE EXECUTIVE SHUFFLE; MERRITT LEAVES TRC

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01/15/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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01/14/99
NAMES IN THE NEWS

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01/14/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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01/13/99
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01/13/99
EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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01/12/99
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01/12/99
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