- Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose story is told in the movie "Concussion," explains how he discovered the disease
- It began with an autopsy on the body of former Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster
Dr. Bennet Omalu, chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County, California, is an associate clinical professor of pathology at the University of California, Davis. His story is told in the new movie, "Concussion." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)When I read Mike Webster's file before I began his autopsy, I knew he was more than a 50-year-old heart attack victim. His file and the television reports of the death of the former Pittsburgh Steelers center described a long, steep fall into bizarre behavior. I suspected he suffered from some sort of brain disorder.