Found March 30, 2012 on This Given Sunday:
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Jason La Canfora reported earlier today that Saints head coach Sean Payton would be appealing his year long suspension that will sideline couch him until 2013. Everyone is assuming that Payton has no chance of winning his appeal, and Sean Payton himself probably realizes that, but getting his appeal overturned isn't what this appeal is all about. The primary reason that Sean Payton has chosen to appeal his suspension is that it buys him time. Payton's suspension is currently set to begin on Sunday, April 1st, but his suspension will not begin until the appellate process is concluded, meaning his suspension isn't likely to begin until the middle of next week. Roger Goodell has said that any appeal would be expedited, so don't expect a month-long suspension. The appeal will be a boom boom process, but it'll still take a couple or a few days to be resolved. There's another time sensitive issue the Saints are dealing with. Sean Payton has, over the past week, r...
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