It is not known whether head bands and sunglasses will become mandatory for all Chicago Slaughter players, or whether an acupuncturist will be kept on staff, but the indoor professional football team based in Hoffman Estates announced Monday that former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon has become the new owner of a team.
McMahon's ownership of the franchise is one of several ties the team has to the Bears' 1985 Super Bowl champions. Former defensive tackle Steve McMichael coached the Slaughter to an undefeated season in 2009 and the franchise's first Continental Indoor Football League Championship. Jarrett Payton, the son of Hall of Fame former Bears running back Walter Payton, will play for the Slaughter this season.
"I've been a winner throughout my football career and I plan on continuing that success with the Chicago Slaughter," McMahon said in a statement released by the team. "I am excited to join my friend and former teammate Coach McMichael and Jarrett Payton in bringing another football championship back to Chicago."