Omalu featured in “Frontline” documentary

San Joaquin County medical examiner Bennet Omalu, who works in Lodi, was a key interview in the PBS “Frontline” documentary titled “League of Denial” which aired last night.

The documentary follows the NFL’s history of concussions, and alleges that the league has covered up much of the evidence that shows a long career of head punishment can lead to long term health effects.

Omalu discovered a neurological disorder in former Steelers player Mike Webster. He wrote a book on the topic. Here is the 2008 story on that by Record sports reporter Stephen Roberson.

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