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Back in his playing days, the only quarterback who has ever led the Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl victory was feisty enough to wear a headband when told he couldn't. Probably a four-game suspension today.


Well, when Ditka's boys got together for a 25th anniversary party on Friday, Jim McMahon spoke a little bit about what his mentally fractured life has become.

"Back then, it was just tape an aspirin to your helmet and you go back in," McMahon told us Friday at the Super Bowl XX Bears reunion. "I've worked with some neurosurgeons and it's a very serious thing, man.

"My memory's pretty much gone. There are a lot of times when I walk into a room and forget why I walked in there. I'm going through some studies right now and I am going to do a brain scan. It's unfortunate what the game does to you." [Chicago Tribune]


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