Author calls Ditka ‘a dolt, a bully, a thug, a moron, an ass and a fool’

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Veteran journalist and author Jeff Pearlman offered a comprehensive look at the late Walter Payton in a book “Sweetness” and now the Hall of Fame running back’s brother Eddie Payton has published “Walter & Me,” a book that basically rebuts much of Pearlman’s lengthy biography.

Pearlman touched on some issues such as depression, drug use and womanizing and some were outraged even if the book took a look at the former Chicago Bears great from an all-encompassing point of view.

So, Eddie Payton has fired back and so has Mike Ditka, who wrote the introduction for the new book. Ditka, who criticized Pearlman when “Sweetness” was released and said he would spit on the author, questions the legitimacy of Pearlman’s book, which was researched for 2

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