Oz may fall into the trap of being well-educated, but lacking common sense, after his latest endorsement of pro football as a character building experience for teens.
In the promotional spot for the National Football League, Oz never mentions the growing body of evidence of lasting brain injury caused by concussions during football games. A concussion-proof football helmet, particularly for high-school players, does not currently exist, according to new study by the University of Wisconsin.
Make no mistake, his competence as a neurosurgeon is not in question. But his penchant for hyping sketchy supplements on his television show has led one researcher to label him “irresponsible, bordering on quackery.”