A former NFL player's memory loss is being called into question by medical experts.
Scott Bolzan made the television interview circuit last week promoting a book that told the story of an accident that caused extreme sudden memory loss.
"My life was a keyboard and someone pressed the delete button," Bolzman said on Good Morning America last week, "and all my memories are gone."
His book is titled, "My Life, Deleted."
But medical experts told the New York Post that such extreme memory loss taking place without additional serious brain damage is extremely unlikely.
Dr. William Barr, chief of neuropsychology at NYU Langone Medical Center, told the Post he believes this is a case of "Hollywood amnesia."
The former Northern Illinois college player said he fell in his bathroom and has completely forgotten his entire childhood and all his family and friends, according to the UK's Daily Mail.
Other medical experts such as Dr. Manfred Grief-fenstein say several red flags have been raised in this account. Bolzan's statements are a violation of bedrock principles that state old memories are less likely to go away than newer ones from brain damage.
In 2002, the former lineman filed for bankruptcy and has had to deal with six lawsuits against his private jet leasing company over the last 10 years.
Bolzman, 49, received an undisclosed sum from a lawsuit against the building where he fell by claiming the accident was caused by an 'oily substance on the floor.'
The New England Patriots picked Bozman in the 9th round of the 1984 NFL Draft, but he was released before the season. He was picked up by the Cleveland Browns in 1985 along with the Memphis Showboats of the USFL before retiring in 1986.
According to NFL.com, Bolzan never actually played in a regular season NFL game.
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