While some members of the Super Bowl XX champion Bears continue to be gainfully employed, the quarterback of that team has decided joblessness is bliss.
"I'm retiring," Jim McMahon told the Chicago Tribune Wednesday. "I know this is sad news for the media, but my family comes first."
McMahon completed his 15th season in a cameo role with the Green Bay Packers, who provided him a second championship ring. As a backup for MVP Brett Favre, McMahon threw just four passes, completing three, for 39 yards last year.
He was traded from Chicago to San Diego in 1989, then went to Philadelphia, Minnesota, Arizona, Cleveland and Green Bay.
PACKERS: Recent comments by Reggie White on police attitudes toward blacks have raised eyebrows in Titletown.
The defensive end told a group of Knoxville, Tenn., high school students last weekend that police provoke young black men to put them behind bars so that the government can deprive them of an education, a Knoxville newspaper reported.
"Obviously, I don't know if he was taken out of context," Green Bay Police Chief Jim Lewis said. "But there are 500,000 men and women serving in law enforcement throughout the country, and it's unfair to stereotype any group by occupation just as it's improper to stereotype anyone by race or gender."
White's agent did not immediately return a message left at his office. He told the Press-Gazette that White was vacationing and couldn't be reached for comment.
Also, the team re-signed wide receiver Don Beebe. Terms were not disclosed.
MOULDS ARRESTED: Two women have come forward with complaints that Buffalo receiver Eric Moulds harassed them.
Moulds, 23, apparently showed up at one woman's apartment in Buffalo about 3:15 a.m. Monday and pounded on the door so fiercely that the wooden frame began to give way, detectives said.
A Buffalo State College student filed a complaint with campus police after hearing a report about the previous woman.
Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold said the team was investigating the complaints but had no further comment.
BLEDSOE RIPS PARCELLS: New England quarterback Drew Bledsoe ripped former coach Bill Parcells for not addressing the team after the season.
"You'd like to think that, when you go through some of the things we all went through with the guy, that he'd at least say goodbye," Bledsoe said after attending the first team meeting of new coach Pete Carroll. "But from the get-go, Bill has been about Bill. That's the way it is; that's the way he is."
ELWAY SURGERY: John Elway is expected to be ready for Denver's training camp after arthroscopic surgery on his throwing shoulder for the second time in four years. Trainer Steve Antonopulos said Elway played with irritation in his right shoulder the second half of last season. He said some of the scar tissue from a 1992 injury returned but that it was normal.
SCHLICHTER ARRESTED: Former Colts quarterback Art Schlichter was arrested late Tuesday for violating probation conditions stemming from a bank fraud charge in Indiana, according to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
DOLPHINS: Safety George Teague, perhaps best known in Miami for his two interceptions for Alabama against the University of Miami in the 1993 Sugar Bowl, agreed to terms on a three-year, $3-million contract.