Walter Payton abused painkillers, had affairs, claims new biography(Read article summary)
Walter Payton's family says of the recent disclosures about the football star: "Some [are] true, some [are] untrue"
Sports author Jeff Pearlman’s book, titled “Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton,” will be released next week. Payton’s family and teammates have already responded to the book’s allegations.
“Walter, like all of us, wasn’t perfect,” a statement issued and signed “Connie Payton and family” reads. “The challenges he faced were well known to those of us who loved and lived with him. He was a great father to Jarrett and Brittney and held a special place in the football world and the Chicago community. Recent disclosures – some true, some untrue – do not change this. I’m saddened that anyone would attempt to profit from these stories, many told by people with little credibility.”