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Mike Ditka gets jersey retired

Updated: December 9, 2013, 11:55 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- There will never be another Mike Ditka, a football coach who became a cultural force of nature, and now there will never be another No. 89 for the Chicago Bears.

Ditka, who won an NFL championship as a tight end for George Halas in 1963 and coached the Bears to a Super Bowl in 1985, finally got his jersey retired Monday night in a halftime ceremony in a game against his other franchise, the Dallas Cowboys.

"I think Mr. Halas would approve," he said in a news conference.

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