Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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Sean Payton is back in the New Orleans Saints' fold. The NFL announced today that Sean Payton has been reinstated by the NFL, effective immediately. "We had a very productive discussion," commissioner Roger Goodell said in a released statement. "Sean fully complied with all the requirements imposed on him during his suspension. More important, it is clear that Sean understands and accepts his responsibilities as a head coach and the vital role that coaches play in promoting player safety and setting an example for how the game should be played at all levels. We are committed to delivering football that fans love and the safety players deserve. Coach Payton agrees and I look forward to working with him going forward to do that." The Saints will now be able to move forward from the Bountygate scandal that effectively derailed their 2012 season. They were able to put together a respectable record, but anything short of the playoffs has to be considered a disappointment for Saints f...
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