National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the one-year suspension he gave New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton for trying to cover up a bounty program that paid players bonuses for injuring their opponents.
The National Football League suspended Super Bowl-winning coach Sean Payton for one year, taking unprecedented action after finding the New Orleans Saints ran a bounty program that paid players for injuring opponents.
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said he has yet to receive a revised contract from the New Orleans Saints for Sean Payton after rejecting a deal the team offered the coach in September 2011.
The New Orleans Saints have reached a contract extension with coach Sean Payton who missed the past season in connection with the National Football League’s bounty probe, the Associated Press reported, citing people familiar with the deal.
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be barred from contact with anyone in the National Football League as he serves his one-year suspension for trying to cover up a program the league says that paid players bonuses for injuring opponents, according to ESPN.
Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints approached two-time Super Bowl champion Bill Parcells to discuss him becoming the team’s interim coach during Payton’s suspension for the National Football League season, according to ESPN.