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  • FILE - This Jan. 26, 1986 file photo shows Chicago Bears quarterback, Jim McMahon (9) bumping helmets with Keith Van Horne during Super Bowl XX in New Orleans. A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that numbed their injuries for games and led to medical complications down the road. The complaint names eight players, including three members of the Super Bowl champion 1985 Chicago Bears: defensive lineman Richard Dent, offensive lineman Keith Van Horne, and quarterback Jim McMahon. Lawyers seek class-action status, and they say in the filing that more than 400 other former players have signed on to the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    Ex-players say teams gave pain pills 'like candy'

    Former NFL lineman Jeremy Newberry often hobbled into the 49ers locker room on game days using a walking boot and crutches, then lined up behind as many as two dozen teammates, in his case to get a shot of the painkiller Toradol in the butt. Ten minutes later, he sprinted out of the tunnel and onto the field.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, looks towards quarterback Jim McMahon, wearing headband, as he honors the 1985 Super Bowl XX Champion Chicago Bears football team during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit that the league illegally supplied them with risky painkillers that numbed their injuries and led to medical complications. Attorney Steven Silverman says his firm filed the lawsuit Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in federal court in San Francisco. The eight named plaintiffs include Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent and quarterback Jim McMahon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Ex-players sue NFL over use of painkillers

    Opening another legal attack on the NFL over the long-term health of its athletes, a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit Tuesday of cynically supplying them with powerful painkillers and other drugs that kept them in the game but led to serious complications later in life.

  • A look at ex-players' allegations in NFL lawsuit

    In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, a group of retired NFL players says the league illegally supplied them with painkillers that numbed injuries and led to medical complications. Eight players are named. A look at some of what each alleges:

  • FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, looks towards quarterback Jim McMahon, wearing headband, as he honors the 1985 Super Bowl XX Champion Chicago Bears football team during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit that the league illegally supplied them with risky painkillers that numbed their injuries and led to medical complications. Attorney Steven Silverman says his firm filed the lawsuit Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in federal court in San Francisco. The eight named plaintiffs include Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent and quarterback Jim McMahon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Ex-players: NFL illegally used drugs

    A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit that the league illegally supplied them with risky painkillers that numbed their injuries and led to medical complications.

  • Ex-QB Jim McMahon talks of early-stage dementia

    Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, who is suffering from early-stage dementia, has told a Chicago television station that while he appreciates what football has done for him, if he could do it over, he would play baseball.

  • EX-Bears QB Jim McMahon OK after limo crash

    Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon has been released from a Nevada hospital after he was injured in a crash in a limousine on the way from Lake Tahoe to the airport.

  • EX-Bears QB McMahon injured after limo crash

    Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon has been released from a Nevada hospital after he was injured in a crash in a limousine on the way from Lake Tahoe to the airport.

  • McMahon looks to raise concussion awareness

    Jim McMahon recently ran into some ex-teammates from the 1986 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears, and the conversation went something like this: "How are you feeling? Are you forgetting stuff like me?"

  • McMahon to raise money for brain research

    Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon frequently walks into a room and forgets why he's there. His memory is "pretty much gone," he says.

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