Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/19/14

SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 5: Quarterback Brad Johnson #14 of the Minnesota Vikings moves back to pass during the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at Monster Park on November 5, 2006 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Life after the NFL is proving difficult for former Tampa Bay Buccaners quarterback Brad Johnson. In an interview with USA Today, Johnson, who played for the Bucs from 2001 to 2004, described how hard simple acts such as walking can be."I go down one step at a time with two feet. One step. One step. One step," Johnson said to USA Todays Robert Klemko from Athens, Ga. "My 73-year-old dad was visiting and I told my son to help him get his suitcases up the steps. He walks slow and he's got a bad knee. He starts walking and my son turns to me and he says, 'Dad, he walks just like you.' I never thought it would be like this."Johnson, 44, detailed the stresses of life after leaving the NFL. He retired in 2008 after 17 seasons in the league. In addition to playing for the Bucs, who won a Super Bowl with him in January 2003, he was part of the Minnesota Vikings (twice), Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.Johnson talked openly about using the painkiller Toradol, a non-narcotic commonly us...
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