Former Bears QB Jim McMahon
Named Co-Owner of Chicago Slaughter

McMahon enjoyed a 15-year career in the National Football League.

Former Teammate Steve McMichael is Indoor Football League Team’s Head Coach

Chicago, Ill. (Friday, February 19, 2010) – Former Chicago Bears signal caller Jim McMahon, who quarterbacked the Bears to the 1985 NFL Super Bowl title, was announced as the new team owner of the Chicago Slaughter at a press conference today. The Slaughter are coached by former Bears defensive tackle Steve McMichael, and the team is set to join the Indoor Football League this season after going undefeated en route to the Continental Indoor Football League championship last year.

"I've been a winner throughout my football career, and I plan on continuing that success with the Chicago Slaughter," McMahon remarked today. "I am excited to join my friend and former teammate Coach McMichael and Jarrett Payton in bringing another football championship back to Chicago."

Payton, who is the son of legendary Bears running back Walter Payton, was recently signed by the Slaughter to play for the team this season.

"The Chicago Slaughter is attracting the best and brightest because people want to be with a winner," McMichael said of his team. "Chicago football fans have another opportunity to see a McMahon, McMichael and Payton triple-threat in action.”

The 1985 Bears legacy still runs deep throughout the Windy City, but not just within the Slaughter organization. Mike Ditka, the legendary head coach of the 1985 championship team, recently announced that he has joined the ownership group with the Chicago Rush of the newly reformed Arena Football League. That evidently did not sit well with McMichael, who challenged the Rush to a game for charity.

“Coach, the ball’s in your court,” McMichael openly stated to Ditka and the Rush.

The Slaughter is set to open its 2010 season on Saturday, February 27th, when the team hosts the Rochester Raiders at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. For more information on the Slaughter, visit

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