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1985 Bears Squad Talks Suicide, Drugs and Alcohol

The underbelly of the National Football League during the 1980’s isn’t something that is focused on a great deal. It, however, brings up some disturbing memories from players of that era. This was brought to the forefront in a segment on an all-new episode of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.  Speaking to the veteran journalist, former Bears plays candidly discuss the...
Via Sportsnaut
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU retires Jim McMahon's No. 9

PROVO, Utah (AP) BYU retired Jim McMahon's No. 9 jersey during its game against Utah State on Friday night, a day after the former quarterback was inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame. The 55-year-old McMahon recently graduated, a requirement for the number retirement and hall of fame. He had to complete four classes, which was not an easy task for the former NFL star...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Jim McMahon Is The Sausage King, Talks About Suicide

Posted to Chicago BearsJim McMahon recently appeared on the Today Show wearing a “Sausage King of Chicago” shirt, what a cool cat. McMahon has been in the news lately regarding his involvement in the lawsuit regarding prescription drugs against the NFL, he’s also recently talked about suicide. McMahon is also among about 500 former players in a class-action suit against the...
Via Sports Mockery
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Not Even Post Career Health Battles Could Make Jim McMahon Un-Punky

The name Jim McMahon has been part of my life since I was a kid. He was the punky QB in Chicago. The face (or at least persona) of the Chicago Bears. The field leader of arguably the best NFL team ever assembled-the 1985 Bears. And McMahon was their leader. I was 10 when he was headband wearing, spiky haired, mooning the helicopter at the Super Bowl quarterback for the Packers’...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim McMahon considered suicide, talks about dementia

Those familiar with the Chicago Bears and former quarterback Jim McMahon are well aware of his struggles with dementia. McMahon, 54, is best known as the quarterback of the 1985 Super Bowl winning Bears team but since his NFL career ended he has struggled with memory loss and has had thoughts of committing suicide. “I try to stay as close as I could to (girlfriend Laurie Navon...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL players say teams gave pain pills out ‘like candy’

The NFL is about to face a whirlwind of backlash thanks to a lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of more than 600 former players. The suit alleges that team physicians and trainers across the league routinely handed out powerful drugs and other controlled substances on game days to help players mask their pain. Though it’s not shocking that the use of painkillers is rampant across...
Via Rumors and Rants
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim McMahon, former players sue NFL for 'illegally' supplying drugs: Report

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon and seven other ex-NFL players claim the NFL illegally gave them narcotics and other painkillers that led to addiction and long-term medical complications in a bombshell lawsuit filed on Tuesday.This comes on the heels of the league agreeing to pay $765 million last year to players who claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the NFL concealed...
Via The Other Paper
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim McMahon Golfing Pro-Am Barefoot With Cow-Print Shorts & Bud Light

Do you kids remember Jim McMahon? You should — he was THE cocky, accomplished college/pro quarterback a decade before Johnny Manziel was even…
Via Busted Coverage
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Super Bowl moments for the Bears

In honor of Super Bowl week, we take a look at the top five moments in the Super Bowl for the Bears.   5. The McMahon Moon Throughout the Bears’ run in 1985, Jim McMahon was a lightning rod for controversy. His headband made news all through the playoffs, he called the women of New Orleans sluts and famously mooned a helicopter overhead during the Bears practice during Super Bowl...
Via cover32 - Bears
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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