Found January 30, 2012 on
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By REED NELSONFOXSportsDetroit.com
Shawn Payton threatened to blow up the Superdome in New Orleans?
Yes, apparently he did. And no, it wasn't the coach of the Saints (whose name is spelled Sean) who called in the threat on his own building.
According to federal court records attained by The Detroit News, Shawn Payton of Jackson, Mich., twice phoned in a threat to the Superdome during an NFC wild-card game between the Saints and Lions on Jan. 7.
During the first call, which came after Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass to put the Saints on top 24-14 in the third quarter, Payton reportedly said, "I will blow up your building."
After the Lions failed to recover an onside kick attempt in the fourth quarter, Payton reportedly called back, this time with a little more specificity.
"Hi, I want you to relay a message to the sideline. If your stupid Southern team keeps winning, there will be reper...severe consequences. OK?"
Payton has been contacted by various media outlets and has expressed remorse for his actions.
He was scheduled to make an appearance in federal court earlier Monday.
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