Basking in the glow of a popular holiday television commercial for Overstock.com, Mike Ditka is the new spokesperson for IllinoisMarijuanaMedical.com, a website to promote the drug for medical usage.
Ditka has done scores of commercials for national companies, like Cialis and State Farm Insurance, and local businesses, including a number for “Mom and Pop” organizations.
While he doesn’t condone marijuana for recreational use, Ditka is sympathetic to those who use the drug for medical purposes. “Anyone who smokes dope for the sake of getting high is a coward and a loser.”
Often criticized for endorsing just about any product or service offered to him, the philosophical Ditka rationalized his role in the new website by saying, “On the other hand. I’m up for anything, as long as the price is right.”
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