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“Concussion,” the Sony Pictures film starring Will Smith, is based on the true story of the forensic pathologist who first discovered a neurodegenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and how the NFL fought to shut him down. Needless to say, the NFL wasn’t especially thrilled about the movie coming out. As opening weekend approaches, it appears that Sony Pictures wants to get on the NFL’s good side.

On Wednesday, Sony Pictures Entertainment invited all NFL players, owners and their families to see the film for free. ” Sony Pictures Entertainment is offering NFL players and their families free admission to the movie during the duration of the film’s run, which begins on Christmas Day,” the film studio issued in a statement. Each player will receive complimentary admission for themselves and one guest by presenting their NFLPA membership card at any Cinemark theater nationwide.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown took an entire high school football team to see a screening of “Concussion” on Tuesday night. This film seems extremely important for football players of all ages to see. I think it’s awesome that NFL players will be able to see it for free for as long as it’s in theaters.

“Concussion” hits theaters on Christmas day.

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