Mike Ditka Says He Would Spit on Jeff Pearlman Over Walter Payton Book
I understand why people in Chicago are salty.
Walter Payton is held to an extremely high standard and no one likes to see their heroes exposed especially when they can’t their defend themselves because they passed away young.
With that being said, I think people should hold their fury until they actually read the book. I think Mike Ditka crossed the line with these comments.
Former Bears Coach Mike Ditka left no doubt about how he’d treat the writer of a new tell-all book about the secret life of Walter Payton.
“I’d spit on him,” the coach said in an exlcusive interview with NBCChicago. “I have no respect for him.”
The book, The Hero No One Knew, posits the ida that Payton took drugs, had extramarital affairs and often contemplated suicide.
“Pathetic. Dispicible. It serves no purpose,” Ditka said.