Processing the aftereffects

Waddle, other former Bears contemplate what NFL careers did to their brain function

Updated: February 10, 2010, 4:33 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

With a wife, four young daughters, an impending move, a daily radio show on ESPN Radio 1000 in Chicago and enough side gigs to occupy all the "spare time," Tom Waddle doesn't possess the energy to worry about things he can't control.

And yet he can't help it. He does.

"Absolutely, I do," he said. Waddle said it's too hard to determine how many concussions he may have sustained during his six-year career as a fearless, over-the-middle receiver for the Bears in the early '90s.

"It ...

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