January 22, 2013

Saints Coach Sean Payton Reinstated: The NFL has reinstated New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton after his one-year suspension from the bounty scandal. During his absence the Saints went 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the first time in four years. Payton signed a five-year contract extension last month that puts him with the team through 2017.

posted by rcade to football at 02:32 PM - 7 comments

Still is not going to welcomed to New Orleans with open arms.

posted by govtdrone at 08:15 PM on January 22

Are you sure about that? I imagine Saints fans will be thrilled to have Payton back.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:31 PM on January 22

Yeah, Payton is a god in New Orleans.

posted by justgary at 12:41 AM on January 23

I work with a couple of Louisianans and they are thrilled about the early reinstatement.

posted by NoMich at 07:07 AM on January 23

I'm sorry I should have clarified my remarks. Yes, we will welcome Payton with open arms. We are joking about throwing him a parade (it is Mardi Gras season). I meant Goodell still won't be welcomed to New Orleans with open arms by reinstating Payton early.

posted by govtdrone at 07:39 AM on January 23

Ah, yes, Goodell. Homeboy is gonna need to hire the Secret Service for protection at the Super Bowl. Maybe he can hand out the Lombardi trophy from a remote location?

posted by NoMich at 07:52 AM on January 23

Goodell still won't be welcomed to New Orleans with open arms

Oh, really? OK, fine, not arms.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:30 AM on January 23

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