Christmas Day's opening of Sony Picture's "Concussion" may have been a gift to some moviegoers, but it also served as a lump of coal in the stocking of the National Football League (NFL).
The film stars Will Smith — who's getting Oscar buzz for his performance — as Forensic Pathologist, Bennet Omalu, the first physician to tackle the degenerative effects of repeated head trauma in pro football.
Ahead of the theatrical release of "Concussion," CNBC's "Fast Money" anchor Melissa Lee spoke with NFL Hall of Famer, Warren Moon, about the punishing injuries he sustained on the gridiron."I did have six concussions while I played the game, and I think about my own health every day," he said in an interview.
In efforts to help fellow NFL alums, Moon began working with the law firm Heard Robbins Cloud to establish ForThePlayers.com, where retired NFL athletes can seek free legal consultation.
"I want to help thousands of former players determine if they're eligible for compensation from the NFL," said Moon. "But they have to know the protocol in order to get it. There are generations of [players] suffering and we need to take care of those guys."