“We did steroids to get away the aches and the speed of healing,” Bradshaw said.
“My use of steroids from a doctor was to speed up injury, and (I) thought nothing of it. It was to speed up the healing process, that was it. It wasn’t to get bigger and stronger and faster.”
The No. 1 overall pick in the draft in 1970, Bradshaw also said he took the steroids with a doctor’s prescription.Steroidswere not illegal when Bradshaw played.
Now a television studio analyst for FOX, Bradshaw played for the Steelers from 1970-83. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989 - in his first year of eligibility.