Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/5/12
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed Sunday that the multi-year contract extension the New Orleans Saints gave to suspended coach Sean Payton in September of 2011 was voided by the league, ESPN.com reported. If a new contract is not worked out by the end of the season, Payton will be a free agent. "The one contract that was sent into us ... we told him what the issue was," Goodell said. "Now, it's up to the team and Sean Payton. So until I get something back, it's up to them." Payton was suspended this season for his suspected role in the bounty scandal. His status with the Saints after this season is questionable because he will likely be a heavily sought-after coach. Payton told Fox Sports Sunday morning that he "absolutely plans" on staying with the Saints, regardless of his contract status. Payton was told by Goodell in March when he appealed his suspension that his contract was not satisfactory as constructed. The league took issue with it because it contained a c...
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