Found May 24, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
PLAYERS: Walter Payton
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
The offspring of the greatest Chicago Bears player in history, Walter Payton, is keeping the family name in the spotlight. Brittney Payton WGN-TV and CLTV present Chicago’s Best – a weekly half-hour food and lifestyle program celebrating the best the Windy City has to offer. On Brittney’s Facebook page she writes: I am Chicago’s Best host! Or was it a host of Chicago’s Best? Why not both? :-) Obviously, you know how she got her start in media. With family connections like that……Brittney was born in 1985, the same year of the legendary Bears Super Bowl XX triumph. She graduated from DePaul University in 2008 with a degree in Communications, after growing up in Barrington, IL. She wrote her own chapter in the book PAYTON (chapter 11: In His Shadow) and currently works for by the Big Ten Network. Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports, an official Google News site that generates millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter Football.c...

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