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Old 07-28-2005   #1
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-- The blurred vision, the memory loss and the sleeplessness were too much for Ted Johnson to ignore. So he gave up the game he loves, retiring from the New England Patriots rather than risk irreparable brain damage.

Johnson's surprise announcement came Thursday, the day before he was to start his 11th NFL training camp, all with the Patriots. It followed by eight days the decision by the other starting inside linebacker, Tedy Bruschi, to sit out the season following his minor stroke last February.

Johnson said he was diagnosed with about six concussions during his football career and fought through their effects. But a visit to his personal doctor after last season led to his decision.

"Something didn't feel right with my body, really, this whole offseason," Johnson said. His doctor found "enough evidence to have serious concerns for some head trauma."

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Looks like the Pats will be w/o Bruschi and Johnson this year.
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Old 07-29-2005   #2
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This was tough news... good luck and God bless, Ted. Here's to a long, healthy life.

I think the Patriots will be OK. They still have a solid crew of LBs, even with Johnson gone and Bruschi sitting this year out.
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Is he coming back home to the Rib Tickler?

The Patriots do have a challenge ahead this year.
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Well they still have Chad Brown and Montey Besly, but they won't be as successful as the other two were last year.
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Is he coming back home to the Rib Tickler?
Unless high cholesterol can cause concussions... I bet he'll be back!

That's right, I forgot about his father's place... is that right in Houston?
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the Rib Tickler is right by Porky. I think he leers at it when he passes.
I bet he does!
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