A COSTLY LEGACY: Auburn's greatest receiver Terry Beasley paid a price for hall of fame career

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Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2013 6:00 am

MOODY – The man in the grainy black-and-white photo is comatose dead weight. His mouth is gaped, jaw relaxed in lifeless stupor. Teeth are jarred loose. Blood drains from his nose. Heels drag as two comrades tug under his shoulders. He looks like a combat casualty being removed from the battlefield. Only this isn’t war.

It’s the 1970 Iron Bowl, and the gladiator in the ring is Terry Beasley. The greatest wide receiver in Auburn history is unconscious after taking a brain-smashing hit in the middle of the field. He can’t remember the moment. The concussion erased his memory like a damaged hard drive.

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