(NEWSER)Â â€“ After Pat Bowlen told theÂ Denver PostÂ in 2009 that he was experiencing bouts of short-term memory loss, rumors started flying that the owner of the Denver Broncos had Alzheimerâ€™s. That speculation was confirmed today in theÂ Post, which cited aÂ statementÂ from the team acknowledging the 70-year-old Bowlenâ€™s battle with the incurable disease. Team president Joe Ellis will now have full authority over the Broncos as Bowlen steps aside to concentrate on his health; Bowlenâ€™s ownership will be placed in the Pat Bowlen Trust, which is overseen by non-family trustees.
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