“At What Price Glory?”: When legendary Pittsburgh Steeler and NFL pro football Hall of Famer Mike Webster died at the age of 50, his autopsy revealed something doctors had never seen before in football players: evidence of serious brain damage. Dr. Bennet Omalu, a stranger to the NFL, told FRONTLINE he was surprised by the league’s response. Part one.
Mike Webster was an American football player who played center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990 with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "Iron Mike" anchored the Steelers' offensive line during much of their run of four Super Bowl victories from 1974 to 1979 and is considered by some as the best center in NFL history.