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Mike Ditka

Author Calls Ditka ‘A Dolt, A Bully, A Thug, A Moron, An Ass & A Fool’

In his blog, Pearlman posted a response to Ditka’s message.

670 The Score–10/02/2012

Connie Payton wife of former Chicago Bears great Walter Payton, and her children Brittney and Jarrett look on during the Walter Payton Man of the Year Press Conference. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jarret Payton Holds No Grudge Against Pearlman

Jarret Payton, the son of Chicago Bears great, Walter Payton, just wants his dad to be remember for who he really was.

10/13/2011

Steve McMichael of the Chicago Bears removes his helmet during a game in 1990.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

McMichael Not Happy About New Payton Book

Add Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael to the list of people who aren’t exactly thrilled with author Jeff Pearlman’s new book detailing the not-so-glamorous details of Walter Payton’s life.

CBS 2–10/05/2011

Running back Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears looks on during a game against the Los Angeles Raiders at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Mike Powell-Allsport)

Longtime Agent Of Payton Threatens Legal Action Over New Book

The backlash of Jeff Pearlman’s soon-to-be published book entitled “Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton,” continued after Payton’s longtime agent, Bud Holmes threatened legal action against Pearlman.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2011

Walter Payton. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pearlman Defends Writing Payton Book

Since an excerpt of Jeff Pearlman’s new book, “Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton,” was published in Sports Illustrated Wednesday, the author has come under fire for writing details many believe are no one’s business.

670 The Score–09/30/2011

Walter Payton

Bernstein: Don’t Fear Facts Of Payton’s Life

It’s not a biographer’s job to make you feel good. Apparently, author Jeff Pearlman has succeeded in angering a sizable number of naïve Chicagoans and Bears fans, based on early response to his new book.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

Walter Payton. (Getty Images)

New Book Alleges Walter Payton Was Suicidal, Used Drugs

A revealing new book accuses former Bears running back Walter Payton of using drugs, cheating on his wife and being suicidal.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011