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Player Quotes

  • Jim McMahon (Pro Bowl, NFC Rookie of the Year, NFL Comeback Player of the Year, College Football Hall of Fame and 2 x Super Bowl Champion, 15 years in NFL): “ I was constantly being given drugs which I now know masked the pain and made matters significantly worse. Worst of all, it was kept from me that I had no labrum in my shoulder the season after winning the Super Bowl. Rather than getting much needed surgery, I was given pain killers and pushed out there for 10 weeks. It was like sacrificing McMahon for a chance to repeat.”
    Jim McMahon, Pro Bowl, NFC Rookie of the Year, NFL Comeback Player of the Year, College Football Hall of Fame and 2 x Super Bowl Champion, 15 years in NFL
  • Ron Stone (Pro Bowl, All Pro, 2x Super Bowl Champion, 14 years in NFL): “Instead of telling me to rest and recover, the NFL just shot me up with pain killers in my joints. When you are hurt, your body is trying to tell you something, I wish the NFL doctors had told me something different. Now I can barely move a muscle without some pain.”
    Ron Stone , Pro Bowl, All Pro, 2x Super Bowl Champion, 14 years in NFL
  • Ron Pritchard (College Football Hall of Fame, 9 years in NFL): “You would walk into the locker room and there were just bowls of amphetamines available like m & m’s. No directions, no warnings, no doctor, no nothing. It is no wonder so many guys got hooked.”
    Ron Pritchard, College Football Hall of Fame, 9 years in NFL
  • JD Hill (Pro Bowl, 7 years in NFL) “I was provided uppers, downers, pain killers, you name it while in the NFL. I became addicted and turned to the streets after my career and was homeless. Imagine that, I was the 4th pick in the first round of the NFL draft. Never took a drug in my life, and I become a junkie in the NFL.”
    JD Hill, Pro Bowl, 7 years in NFL
  • Roy Green (All Pro, Pro Bowl, 13 Years in NFL) –“I came to find out that NFL doctors knew I had kidney problems, but never told me. Instead they continued giving me drugs to get me back out on the field. I have since had a kidney transplant”.
    Roy Green, All Pro, Pro Bowl, 13 Years in NFL
  • Richard Dent (Hall of Fame, 2 x Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl MVP, All Pro, Pro Bowl, 15 years in NFL): “I was told to play on a broken big toe that was numbed for 6 games. I was never told that numbing effectively killed the nerves in the toe permanently. I have not been able to walk right and without pain since”.
    Richard Dent, Hall of Fame, 2 x Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl MVP, All Pro, Pro Bowl, 15 years in NFL
  • Mr. Van Horne was an All-American first-round draft pick in the 1981 draft for the Chicago Bears. He stayed with the team until 1993, helping them win Super Bowl XX. He started in all but 17 of the 186 games he played. “I was never told by the NFL that an x-ray revealed I had a broken leg. Instead they let me play on it for years while they gave me endless painkillers and anti-inflammatories. I discovered the break years after retirement when non-NFL doctor took X-rays. Now I live in daily pain and severe pain”.  Keith also reports that on a rare occasion he saw an outside doctor for a foot procedure, he was prescribed Percodan, a controlled dangerous substance, for use as needed for one week. Shortly thereafter, Keith was called into the Head Trainers office and lambasted because “the team got a letter from the DEA asking why I needed more narcotics. I said more narcotics, I only have one script. Then I was told that the Bears ordered hundreds of painkillers under every player’s name at the beginning of each season, whether they need the drugs or not. I guess they just stockpiled the stuff”.  
    Keith Van Horne, Chicago Bears, NFL 1981-1993, Super Bowl XX Champion
  • Jeremy Newberry (Pro Bowl, Ed Block Courage Award, 11 years in NFL): “There were seasons when I was given multiple injections during the game. There were times I went an entire season too hurt to practice and I was shot up for games with Toradol and given all kinds of pills by the team trainer to numb my body enough to last the game. After I retired, I came to learn that the NFL had warnings of elevated protein levels in my blood and urine, a precursor for kidney damage. I was never told about this by anyone. My current doctor said the reckless frequency and mixture of drugs from my playing days caused internal organ damage. I am 38 years old and now have to live with Stage 3 renal failure as a result. It all could have been avoided if the NFL told me what it knew”.
    Jeremy Newberry, San Diego Chargers, NFL 1998-2005