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McMahon helps promote concussion awareness

DALLAS (AP) - Jim McMahon says that when he runs into ex-teammates from the 1986 Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears, the conversation goes like this: "How are you feeling? Are you forgetting stuff like me?"

The former quarterback says he feels he's in a daze sometimes and occasionally can't remember why he walked into a room.  McMahon spoke Thursday at a news conference held by the Sports Legacy Institute, which he is helping to promote concussion education.

The institute is hoping cities - including Dallas - will pass ordinances mandating strict concussion response and management for youth sports. McMahon said he knows of five concussions he got as an NFL player. He also said there were times he played in games but couldn't remember what happened until he watched film a day later.

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