Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/6/12

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces that the St. Louis Rams selected quarterback Sam Bradford from the Oklahoma Sooners first overall during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The waiting game has started for New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis.

Both men, along with assistant coach Joe Vitt, met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to have their appeals heard in the team's bounty scandal.

NFL.com reported that Goodell could rule as early as Friday on the appeal, although a decision is more likely next week.

Payton was suspended for one year, Loomis was dealt an eight-game ban and Vitt was disciplined for six games in connection with the scandal. The team also was fined $500,000 and must forfeit two second-round draft picks.

Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, the architect of the bounty program, has been suspended indefinitely. Williams did not appeal.

While Payton has apologized and accepted full responsibility, he has sought out the advice of Bill Parcells and broached the subject of Parcells taking over the team on an interim basis.

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