Lyle Alzado's Effect On The Brain

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In high school Lyle Alzado was an awesome football player, however, in college he was afraid, that he was not big enough to be successful. Thus in 1969 he started taking anabolic steroids, both orally and by injection. His size did subsequently increase, and over the next fifteen years he played professional football for three teams; the Denver Broncos, the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Raiders. However, Alzado paid a terrible price for this success his brain was effected. He began to have terrible mood swings. He described himself as a maniac, violent on the field and off it. He would get into fights, yell all the time, and slept only three or four hours a night. In 1985 at the age of thirty-six, Alzado retired from the Raiders, but

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