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Mark Ditka Sent To Jail After Failed Drug Test

Mark Ditka was charged with DUI by Deerfield police. (Deerfield Police Dept.)

Mark Ditka was charged with DUI by Deerfield police. (Deerfield Police Dept.)

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(WSCR) Things keep getting worse for the Ditka family.

Days after former Bears coach Mike Ditka suffered a minor stroke, his son, Mark, was sent to Lake County Jail after failing to convince a judge that the opiate prosecutors said was found in his system during a drug test was prescribed by a doctor.

According to a report, Judge Brian Hughes raised the bond amount for the younger Ditka, who is awaiting trial on his fourth DUI charge, from $25,000 to $50,000.

The younger Ditka claims the positive test came from Vicodin prescribed by a doctor in December 2010 and November 2011.