Terry Bradshaw: Hall of Fame Quarterback Another Victim of Memory Loss
Terry Bradshaw is the Latest Example the NFL Must Help Former Players
Terry Bradshaw published a column today telling everyone about his memory loss problems. The Hall of Fame quarterback won four Super Bowl's and was two time Super Bowl MVP, but he is suffering these days.
Bradshaw wrote a touching piece for FOXSpots.com stating his memory loss affects his television job.
"It's obvious that my brain isn't what it used to be," he said. "I'm taking memory power boost tablets to help me every day and doing the puzzles to help me stay focused."
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Bradshaw says he suffered about six concussions in his playing days, and he is really starting to feel the affects. He wasn't too sure if six was the correct number, which is a sign they have taken a toll on his brain. He wanted to go public because he thought it would be a good idea for the players to know what life is like after the brutal game of football.
"When I played for the Steelers and I got my bell rung, I’d take smelling salts and go right back out there. All of us did that. We didn’t know any better. You don’t know how many times I was in the huddle, asking my teammates to help me call a play. After a few minutes, I’d be fine and I’d keep playing just like nothing had happened."
The NFL is getting much more serious about concussions and dangerous hits in the game. We saw this year they began to increase fines for dangerous hits. Some say it got out of hand, and others say it's just an example to hopefully reduce the injury causing hits.
A big name such as Bradshaw letting everyone know he suffers from memory loss couldn't have come at a more crucial time in the NFL. The lockout is huge problem in the league, and players really do not want to go to an 18 game schedule. You better believe they'll be citing Bradshaw as an example of why 18 games is a bad idea.
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