See Article History Alternative Titles: He retired in as the leading rusher in the history of the National Football League NFLa title he held untilwhen he was surpassed by Emmitt Smith. Payton played football in high school and at Jackson State University in Mississippi. In addition to his role as starting running back, he was also an occasional kicker at Jackson State, and his four-year total of points was a National Collegiate Athletic Association record.
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.
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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. 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. Height: Weight: Deceased. Born: 7/25/ Columbia, MS. College: Jackson State. Experience: 13 Seasons. Hall of Fame Induction: Published: Nov.
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