Former Bears star Jim McMahon recalls one of the dirtiest plays in NFL history: 'There was so much bad blood'

Jim McMahon, a former Chicago Bears quarterback, was the target of one of the NFL's dirtiest plays ever.

On November 23, 1986, McMahon and the Bears were in the midst of a heated rivalry game with the Green Bay Packers. 

The Packers hoped to get one over on the defending Super Bowl winners.McMahon threw the ball on one play, and approximately ten seconds later, 

Packers defensive lineman Charles Martin came over, grabbed him from behind, and smashed him to the ground. McMahon suffered a ruptured rotator cuff as a result,

forcing him to miss the remainder of the season. Martin was dismissed from the game and suspended for two games.

The former Bears standout told Fox News Digital that he never spoke with Martin following the incident. But he knew something filthy was on its way.

"Never spoke to him. "I never spoke to the guy," McMahon claimed. "And I knew what was coming. 

It came from the head coach because [Packers head coach] Forrest Gregg and [Bears head coach Mike] Ditka did not get along, and Forrest certainly did not like me.

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