Mike Ditka: No NFL Players Were Forced to Take Painkillers

Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka strikes a prayerful pose as he watches the team workout, Jan. 26, 1986 in New Orleans before the start of Super Bowl XX. Rob Kozloff / AP file

Several members of the ’85 Bears sued the NFL for giving them painkillers without warning them of the risks and side effects. Their coach weighs in.

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