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Apr132011

Terry Bradshaw Admits NFL Concussions Cost Him

Evan Agostini/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw has often joked that he's not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.

However, Bradshaw, a Fox football broadcaster, is dead serious these days about the side-effects of the concussions he endured during his Hall of Fame career.

Bradshaw is now saying that all those hits to the brain have resulted in short-term memory loss and diminishing hand-eye coordination.

To the best of his knowledge, the 62-year-old Bradshaw suffered six diagnosed concussions during his 14 years in the NFL.  However, he estimates that there were numerous other occasions when he had to "clear the cobwebs" after getting slammed in the head.

While the NFL is paying closer attention to concussions, Bradshaw is urging the league to bolster its support for former players who are afflicted with the effects of brain injuries.

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