Dec 23, 2015
Mike Barnicle talks with Peter Landesman and Dr. Bennet Omalu

Peter Landesman, writer and director of the new film “Concussion,” and Dr. Bennet Omalu, portrayed in the film by Will Smith, join Morning Joe and talk with Mike Barnicle about the physical hazards and damage that can occur by playing football. “One of the reasons the narrative really works is that it’s kind of a detective story… and it’s you against the NFL,” says Mike of the film, which is based on the true story of Dr. Omalu’s discovery of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in National Football League players and the “David vs. Goliath” battle that was launched to get at the truth. Watch the discussion here and listen to Landesman describe the complexities and contradictions faced when watching football games. Only on MSNBC.