Jim McMahon among former NFL pros advocating marijuana for pain relief

Former Chicago Bears legend Jim McMahon is the latest former football pro to advocate for marijuana use among NFL players. The New York Daily News reports the two-time Super Bowl champion spoke at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo on Thursday, where he said marijuana would work as a substitute for addictive painkillers. “There’s so many uses to this plant,” McMahon...
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June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Former NFL players voice support for medical marijuana

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon is suffering through early onset dementia. It’s a disease usually reserved for the elderly - one that impacts your memory, thought process and cognitive abilities. McMahon, who played 15 seasons in the NFL, is just 56 years old. The former Super Bowl winning quarterback joined multiple ex-NFL players at the Cannabis World Congress...
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June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Former QB Jim McMahon joins Ricky Williams on marijuana panel

From Ricky Williams to Cliff Robinson, former athletes left and right are jumping on the marijuana legalization bandwagon, and another former star has now lent his voice to the cause. Former Pro Bowl quarterback Jim McMahon spoke Sunday at the Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo in Fort Worth, Texas on a panel alongside Williams and former defensive end Marvin Washington, explaining...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim McMahon advocates players using pot as painkiller

Jim McMahon has long taken a stand against prescription drug abuse from NFL teams and players, and the former Chicago Bears quarterback wants to propose an alternative — legalized marijuana use. On Sunday, McMahon spoke on a “Cannabis and Athletics” panel at the Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo in Texas. The Super Bowl XX winner told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that...
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February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon beat drug addiction

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Arguably a candidate for MVP in Super Bowl XX, Chicago Bears Quarterback Jim McMahon...
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February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim McMahon used marijuana to get off narcotic painkillers

Count the "Punky QB" in the pro-marijuana camp.Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon -- the man who led the famed 1985 team to a win in Super Bowl XX -- has dealt with severe health problems since retiring from the game. He's suffered headaches, depression, memory loss, vision problems, speech problems and to top it off, has been diagnosed with early onset dementia.The pain...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim McMahon rips Belichick: ‘He lied right to my face’

By Steve DelVecchio Jim McMahon played for Bill Belichick for a very brief period of time toward the end of the former NFL quarterback’s career. That was long enough for McMahon to develop a hatred for the New England Patriots head coach. During an interview with “The Dan Patrick Show” on Friday, McMahon was asked if he cares about the Deflategate scandal at all. He took...
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August 21, 2015  |  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...
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June 18, 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...
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May 20, 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...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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