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Former Georgia Tech and NFL running back Dorsey Levens has begun a new career as filmmaker. His documentary, “Bell Rung,” draws on past professional experience, but it’s not exactly a highlights reel.
“The first thing is to bring more awareness to the concussion issue,” Levens said. His documentary, which he screened in Atlanta recently, features former colleagues who are dealing with the mental and physical consequences of sports injuries.
“We’re learning now that every time to get your bell rung it’s an actual concussion,” Levens said, explaining the title of his film. “It happens so often it becomes commonplace. You get a dinger, you shake it off and you go back in.”
Levens, who is hoping his work is picked up by a cable station for wider distribution, said his sport is becoming increasingly hard on its players.
“I think it’s the natural progression of football. Guys are getting bigger, faster and stronger,” he said. “There’s always newer and better training
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