Clearly, former Bears great Gale Sayers doesn’t mind speaking publicly about the thoughts that bounce around his brain all day. In the past, he’s talked about the problems with the Chicago organization and why Devin Hester KR might need to show more versatility in order to have a chance at the Hall of Fame.
So, it makes sense that he’d be disappointed in the way the current players think about the players that paved the way for them, and it makes sense that he’d share those thoughts with us.
"If today's players cannot help these players, shame on you."
Former Bears coach Mike Ditka, who’s been an outspoken ally for the NFL alumni, also weighed in on the issue of the day.
"If they want to fix the pension for former players, all they have to do is match what baseball does for their former players. They have the best pension in all of sports," Ditka said. "I'm fighting for the disability and the medical help that we need. One thing the current players should be fighting is for medical care for after their careers. Not for five years, but for 20, 30, 40 years. We're finding guys who are 50, 60, 70, they're suffering from head injuries and everything else."
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