Found October 05, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton plans to attend Sunday night's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Payton, who is serving a season-long suspension, is forbidden from having contact with the team, but a league spokesman said that a postgame meeting is being arranged between Payton and quarterback Drew Brees, who requested that Payton, GM Mickey Loomis and assistant Joe Vitt be invited to the game. Brees has thrown at least one touchdown in 47 straight games and will break Johnny Unitas' all-time NFL record with a scoring strike against the San Diego Chargers, his former team. Loomis and Vitt have declined the invitation and won't attend, a league source told Schefter, based on their feelings toward the NFL, the source said. Brees signed with the Saints before the 2006 season, as he was recovering from a serious right shoulder injury. The Saints are 0-4 this season, and Brees has struggled with a 57.6 com...
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