The Bears had endured several losing seasons after the retirement of the iconic Gale Sayers in His best performance of the season was the final game against the New Orleans Saintswhere he rushed for yards on 20 carries.
An excerpt of "Sweetness: Payton, who retired after the season as the then-all-time leading rusher in NFL history, was depressed and suicidal in the mids.
Pearlman cites a letter from Payton to a friend, in which Payton said he imagined himself killing those around him and then turning a gun on himself.
An upcoming book on Walter Payton paints a picture of a troubled star. He wanted to be dead. According to the book, Payton used pain pills and liquids to deal with injuries during his playing days, and the practice continued after he retired. Sources told Pearlman that Payton took a cocktail of Tylenol and vicodin and kept tanks of nitrous oxide in his garage.
He secured several prescriptions for morphine but raised red flags with at least one pharmacist, who called police. Payton was visited by officers but received only a warning. He had been seeing a woman for five years when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame inand both women showed up for the ceremonies.
If Connie was there early, Lita would be there late. There was no hair-pulling.
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It was very civil. Recent disclosures -- some true, some untrue -- do not change this.
Knowing he was going to die, Payton spent his final months hosting former Bears. There are other guys out there killing people -- why me? Can you imagine how strong a person he had to have been to do that? He knew he was going to die.Walter Payton's Championship Games. Championship Games. NFC – San Francisco 49ers 23, Chicago Bears 0 Payton started at tailback.
He had 22 rushes . Published: Nov. 11, at p.m. Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller jukes a defender on a yard catch-and-run.
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Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, – November 1, ) was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons.
Walter Payton was born on July 25, , in Columbia, Mississippi. Nicknamed "Sweetness," he was a star running back for the Chicago Bears, establishing multiple records and earning nine Born: Jul 25, Walter Payton's Championship Games. Championship Games.
NFC – San Francisco 49ers 23, Chicago Bears 0 Payton started at tailback. He had 22 rushes for .