The new book "Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton" by author Jeff Pearlman claims that the all-time great Chicago Bears running back led a very difficult and troubled life after he retired from the NFL.
Read more about this story:
"Walter Payton a suicidal drug abuser, book says"
"Walter Payton book paints disturbing picture of Bears legend" (with statement from Payton's widow, Connie Payton, and her family)
"Payton Book Includes Tales of Drugs, Depression"
Wikipedia: "Walter Payton"
"Jeff Pearlman responds to critics of his upcoming Walter Payton biography"
Jeff Pearlman on YouTube (account seems to be specifically for the new book):
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