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Sean Payton returned to work Wednesday following a nearly yearlong suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty program.
The newly reinstated New Orleans Saints coach watched Senior Bowl practice and planned to meet later in the day with the staff to evaluate a defense that struggled during a 7-9 season and opened with four straight losses. Payton said there's plenty of work to do, from fixing the defense to replacing departed coaches and evaluating staff and players. Then, of course, getting ready for the draft and studying available free agents.
Payton said during a 45-minute meeting with reporters that he and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell agreed not to discuss specifics about whether there was an organized bounty system or of their 4-1/2-hour meeting on Monday.
''We're at a point where it's time for closure. It's time for us as a team, it's time for us as a league, to take this next step forward,'' Payton said.
Goodell lifted Payton...
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Sean Payton is an active member of the NFL community again.
The NFL has predictability reinstated the Saints coach Peyton as the league prepares to stage the Super Bowl in the city of New Orleans.
Bounty Gate is coming to a close. Let the wounds begin to heal and the scars takeover the scabs. The Saints released a statement on Tuesday on Payton’s behalf.
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Hopefully, this will be the end of Bounty Scandal and we call all move on with our lives. ESPN is reporting that Payton has been reinstated and can resume his duties as the Saints head coach.
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The New Orleans Saints have their leader back on the sidelines. Head coach Sean Payton met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday and was reinstated from his season-long suspension, the league announced. The reinstatement is immediate, meaning Payton can attend this week's Senior Bowl and resume his duties as head coach of the team. In the meeting, Payton took responsibility...
Sean Payton is back as coach of the New Orleans Saints.
Payton's season-long suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty program was lifted by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday, nearly two weeks earlier than expected.
The decision allows Payton to attend the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday, where some of the top college players available for the NFL draft...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated New Orleans Saints
coach Sean Payton following a season-long suspension for his role
in the team's bounty scandal.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was recently reinstated by the National Football League, and he hasn’t waited long to make
his presence known. Yesterday Payton and the Saints announced that they were
parting ways with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and switching to a 3-4
"I personally want to thank Steve and Ken for their
contributions during what...
With the Super Bowl rapidly approaching and the city
of New Orleans being the host city, the fans of New Orleans now have a little
more to cheer about. After serving a season long suspension for his involvement
in the ‘Bounty-gate’ scandal, Sean Payton has been reinstated immediately as
the head coach of the New Orleans Saints.
Gregg Rosenthal reported that after a meeting...
Jay Glazer on return of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton.
The New Orleans Saints have fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo after one season.
New Orleans ranked last in the NFL in total defense and run defense. Head coach Sean Payton, who returned to work this week after a season-long suspension, announced Thursday that Spagnuolo was being released.
Payton also fired special teams coordinator Ken Flajole.
The Saints went 7-9 this...
The NFL reinstated New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton this week. On his first day back as the Saints head coach, Peyton wasted little time trying to right the ship after a disastrous season. The first order of business for the Saints head coach was the firing of defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Spagnuolo replaced former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams last season...