In his blog, Pearlman posted a response to Ditka’s message.
Jarret Payton, the son of Chicago Bears great, Walter Payton, just wants his dad to be remember for who he really was.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A revealing new book accuses former Bears running back Walter Payton of using drugs, cheating on his wife and being suicidal.