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'The Smartest Team' documentary on Newcastle football airs at 10 p.m. Wednesday

by Scott Wright Modified: August 14, 2013 at 12:05 pm •  Published: August 14, 2013

I wrote a story for today’s paper about Newcastle football, and the documentary that was made about them last season while they were being studied and taught about head injuries and prevention. You can read that story here. Contrary to my original report, the documentary will air at 10 p.m. Wednesday night on OETA. My apologies for the mistake, but hopefully football players and their parents are able to watch it.

It was a fascinating process to learn about, hearing the players talk about what they went through, what they learned and how it has helped them better understand concussions and how to avoid them.

Football isn’t going away. And injuries happen. A lot of the fear of head injuries comes from a lack of understanding, and things like this documentary will help to ease that fear, when people see that you can have at least some control over your ability to avoid concussions.

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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