January 22, 2013

NFL reinstates Saints Coach Sean Payton

The NFL reinstated New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton from his season-long suspension as a result of the league's investigation into the team's bounty program.

The league said the decision to reinstate Payton was made after a meeting between Coach Payton and commissioner Roger Goodell. "We had a very productive discussion," Goodell said in a statement.

"Sean fully complied with all the requirements imposed on him during his suspension. More important, it is clear that Sean understands and accepts his responsibilities as a head coach and the vital role that coaches play in promoting player safety and setting an example for how the game should be played at all levels."

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