Will Smith's "Concussion" Influences a Teenager To Lose Football Scholarships
The high school student, according to reports fielded nearly 10 scholarships before leaving them all.
As Will Smith prepares his next box-office success of the movie in Bad Boys 3, his most recent work, a Concussion, has had a lasting impact on at least one individual.
Mars, Pennsylvania high school John Castello was offered the Football Championship Subdivision scholarships from schools like Delaware, James Madison, Holy Cross, New Hampshire, Lafayette and Bucknell, and his 6-foot-5, 225-pound frame surely would have made the tight end a valuable addition to any list. But after taking Smith last chronic encephalopathy trauma (CTE), a drama--the same movie that spawned Oscar snub hysteria--the 18-year-old has had a change of heart when it comes to the game of football completely.
"The head injuries were a big reason for my decision," he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I liked both football and basketball for some time. I wasn't entirely sure what he wanted to do. Then, the film 'Shock' came out and some of the interviews came out. I saw an interview with Dr. Omalu where he was talking about [former Steelers center] Mike Webster. After seeing that, I said it's not worth it."
You know what the weight of your decision to keep in their future, which still offers sound reasoning to say no to the pig skin, "Yes, it would be free of the university. But his whole life is in danger. You are putting your body in danger every week. It was certainly a difficult decision, but I think I made the right decision."
Castello now follow basketball as their favorite sport. Your statistics in the wooden reflection of your success in the field of play. After averaging a double-double of his squad and count more than 1,000 points and rebounds of his career, he was awarded a basketball scholarship offer from the vicinity of the Division II Shippensburg University.
Posted in Christmas past, Concussion was not exactly the box office draw and the NFL rabble-rouser of the study had expected (it fell $1 million below recover its $35 million budget), but the f