Will Smith Covers Sports Illustrated

Here's looking at you, NFL.

tumblr_nzrtnesCID1qm9rypo1_540Will Smith is Sports Illustrated’s latest cover star. Smith stars in the upcoming film Concussion, about the brain disease CTE and the NFL’s war to discredit it.

In an accompanying profile, Smith reflected back to when his eldest son played.

“Back then I was worried about spinal injuries,” said Smith. “The concept of permanent neurological repercussions was never a discussion. I had no idea. More than anything, I was compelled to tell the story as a parent.”