Originally written January 23, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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New Orleans coach Sean Payton never considered leaving the Saints for another team during his suspension from the NFL, he said Wednesday. Payton served his time and has returned from his yearlong exile as a result of the bounty case against the Saints. He was interviewed extensively for the first time in a year in Mobile, Ala., where he was watching players in the Senior Bowl There were rumors that Payton might leave New Orleans after his contract was voided by the NFL in November. "There was no way I was going to another team," Payton said. "The issue was a minor technicality. There was a clause [in the contract] that wasn't approved." Payton said speculation about coaches is part of the business. "Every year a third of this league is turning over," Payton said. "Seven or eight [teams] and it seems to be new news and yet the next year it'll be seven or eight and the year after that." Payton avoided saying whether he consid...
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