Ex-NFL players file suit saying painkillers were easy to get up to 2012

...amended two weeks later to add another 250. The nine named plaintiffs include current ESPN analyst Marcellus Wiley, Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon and Hall of Fame defensive lineman Richard Dent.It contends the NFL and its teams, physicians...

Chicago Bears hold off winless New York Giants

...two touchdown passes to Brandon Marshall, and Tim Jennings returned an interception 48 yards for a score to help the Chicago Bears beat the New York Giants 27-21 on Thursday night.Cutler completed 24 of 36 attempts for 262 yards as the Bears...

Mike Ditka's No. 89 to be retired by Chicago Bears

...Famer Mike Ditka will have his No. 89 retired by the Chicago Bears next season.The Bears said Friday the number will...played most of his eight seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, has died at age 72.Smith Funeral & Cremation Service...

NFL removes $675 million cap on damages from concussions

...former players have filed suit, some accusing the league of fraud for its handling of concussions. They include former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, who suffers from dementia.The original settlement included $675 million for compensatory...

Chicago Bears add five years to Soldier Field lease

CHICAGO -- For years, the Chicago Bears have argued with the city and flirted with the suburbs. On Thursday, the football team said it was planning to stay put in Chicago...

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Bank One is 'presenting partner' for the Chicago Bears in the NFL's first such deal

CHICAGO -- Bank One Corp. presents ... the Chicago Bears. In an unprecedented sponsorship deal for the NFL, Chicago's biggest bank has committed to a 12-year agreement that will...

Retired NFL player Adrian Peterson visits Augusta Christian Schools

...college, Peterson continued to strive for greatness, playing for eight years as a running back in the NFL for the Chicago Bears and playing in Super Bowl XLI."Hard work pays off. I prove it true," Peterson said. "My entire life I set goals...

Ex-players say NFL illegally used painkillers

...Press ahead of the filing.The complaint names eight players, including three members of the Super Bowl champion 1985 Chicago Bears: Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent, offensive lineman Keith Van Horne, and quarterback Jim McMahon. Lawyers...

New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has passion for basketball

...big ? in Los Angeles." He didn't reply to requests for an interview.Dan Jiggetts, a former lineman for the Chicago Bears, remembers Ballmer from when he managed Harvard's football team in 1975, Jiggetts' senior year as captain. That...

Colin Kaepernick receives lucrative six-year extension from 49ers

...more players, bringing the total to 750 plaintiffs.Wiley is the ninth player identified by name, joining former Chicago Bears Jim McMahon, Richard Dent and Keith Van Horne, Jeremy Newberry and others.The lawsuit, which is seeking class...