Vicious hit

Green Bay Packer Charles Martin (94) checks his victim after slamming Bears quarterback Jim McMahon to the ground during a Nov 23, 1986 game in Soldier Field. The play occurred after a Packer interception in the second quarter. Referee Jerry Markbreit (9), who witnessed the act from a few feet away, assessed a 15-yard penalty to the Packers and ejected Martin. McMahon was out for the season after the hit. The Bears won the game, however, 12-10.
Tribune photo by Ed Wagner
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