Omalu Defends Discovery of CTE, Says Naysayers Are ‘Jealous’

In a story published by the Associated Press, Dr. Bennet Omalu, the subject of the movie Concussion and the man widely credited with discovering CTE and its presence in football players, defended his work and the fame it has brought him against naysayers.

Omalu told the wire service that “people historically who have made a systematic attempt to discredit me, and to marginalize me.”

The journalist wrote that he then emphasized the following by raising his voice:

“This is totally false. And write that in a big font, that it is totally and completely false. There is a good deal of jealousy and envy in my field. For me to come out and discover the paradigm shift, it upset some people. I am well aware of that.”


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