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They moved to California and currently have two young children, a daughter, Ashly, and a son, Mark. In fact, before he became Omalu's patient zero following his death, Mike Webster's doctors had known that his repeated concussions had caused damage to his frontal lobe, which led to cognitive impairment, difficulty concentrating and an attention deficit, essentially causing him to become punch-drunk (a condition most commonly found in former boxers).In 1999, Webster was charged with forging 19 Ritalin prescriptions, which he said he was using to combat the brain damage caused by repeated trauma to his head as an NFL player, damage that he claimed had led him to behave erratically. Bennet Omalu studied his brain and became the first person to discover what was causing the damage that had led Webster to experience Alzheimer's-like symptoms.Pro Football Hall of Fame member Mike Webster did live out of his pickup truck for a period of 18 months, but according to Webster, he wasn't exactly homeless. The movie shows him on the autopsy table right after zapping himself, falsely implying that he Tasered himself to death (other factors, including his lifestyle and drug use, were the more likely causes of his heart attack). The study found that linemen get hit with a force of twenty to thirty g's on every snap, mainly because they start out by ramming heads. They first met at a party, and when the sparks didn't fly, Omalu decided to reintroduce himself after church one day."From time to time, yes, I did sleep in my car and stay in my car," Webster admitted to in the late 1990s. He died in Allegheny General Hospital's coronary care unit in Pittsburgh. Former Steelers center Mike Webster, Omalu's patient zero, endured an estimated 25,000 violent collisions over the course of his career. He began doing favors for her—he drove her places and left surprises on her doorstep.Wecht was charged with 84 counts of corruption, primarily for using government resources to advance his private practice. The raid and charges against Wecht had nothing to do with Omalu, CTE or the NFL. The current thought in finding a cure is to develop a medication that would prevent the buildup of tau proteins in the brain, which is the characteristic component of CTE.The charges against Wecht are real but the movie conveniently implies that the feds went after Wecht to get to Omalu. No, the feds were not in cahoots with the NFL to make Omalu go away. While the movie shows Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) shocked at the notion of testifying against his boss, the real Omalu did appear in court as a witness for the prosecution. "You pop a pill before you play, a medicine that prevents the buildup of tau," Omalu says.None were neuropathologists and the head of the trio, Pellman, was a rheumatologist.In the end, Omalu's findings were in fact proven valid, despite the NFL's continued attempts to downplay a link between professional football and CTE ( true story, we learned that the real Bennet Omalu thought that the NFL doctors would be pleased with his findings and that the league would use his research to try and correct the concussion problem. "There are times I wish I never looked at Mike Webster's brain.
One way to do this would be to have the linemen start from a squatting position instead of lining up with their helmets ready to collide, an idea the NFL is not ready to consider.
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I started this not knowing I was walking into a minefield.
"There's a broad definition of what living out of your car is. As mentioned in the movie, he had also Super-Glued his rotting teeth ( Like in the movie (left), the real Mike Webster (right) lived out of his truck for a period of time, used Super Glue to keep his teeth from falling out, and Tased himself to sleep. movie, she was a nurse from Nairobi, Kenya who immigrated to the U. However, Prema did not initially live with Omalu like in the movie, yet he did offer to pay her rent.
Webster is pictured at his 1997 Hall of Fame Induction. article on which the film is based, Prema helped Omalu with his research, documenting his work as he examined the brain samples of former NFL players that were sent to him by their loved ones.