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Broncs Bowlen Steps Down Due to Alzheimer’s

July 23rd, 2014 - 1:30 pm

The headline pretty much says it all, but here’s more:

Pat Bowlen, the Denver Broncos owner who won two Super Bowls and oversaw one of the NFL’s most consistently competitive franchises, is giving up control of the team after acknowledging to The Denver Post that he has Alzheimer’s disease.

“As many in the Denver community and around the National Football League have speculated, my husband, Pat, has very bravely and quietly battled Alzheimer’s disease for the last few years,” Annabel Bowlen said in a statement to the Post. “He has elected to keep his condition private because he has strongly believed, and often said, ‘It’s not about me.’

“Pat has always wanted the focus to be solely on the Denver Broncos and the great fans who have supported this team with such passion during his 30 years as owner. My family is deeply saddened that Pat’s health no longer allows him to oversee the Broncos, which has led to this public acknowledgment of such a personal health condition.”

Thoughts and prayers for Bowlen and his family. That’s a terrible disease, perhaps most terrible for those who have to witness it.

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I lost my father to the disease a couple of years ago. My sincerest prayers to the Bowlen family.
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The same for me. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Best wishes to the Bowlens
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My mom's going through it now. It's a cruel disease. God bless him and his family.
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