(CBS) Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon has dealt with his fair share of issues since he walked away from the NFL in 1996 after a 15-year career.
His struggles with dementia were well-documented in CBS 2’s in-depth look into the Super Bowl-winning quarterback’s life.READ MORE: Naperville Police Searching For 3 Men Wanted In Jewelry Store Robbery
Friday on The Dan Patrick Show, McMahon, who will receive part of the NFL’s $765 million settlement with its former players, said he’s feeling better lately and no longer has suicidal thoughts.READ MORE: Man Arrested In Countless Social Media Threats Directed At CPS Schools, Days After Shootings Kill 2 Simeon Career Academy Students
“My head is not full of fluid,” McMahon said. “It’s not pounding. I can actually get up in the morning and walk down the hall and feel good.MORE NEWS: XS Tennis Village In Washington Park To Host Pro Tennis Stars For 'Chicago Fall Classic'
“I still have the dementia, (but) I don’t have the sharp pains. I don’t have the thoughts of killing myself.”