Report: Sean Payton Will Appeal One-Year Suspension

Friday March 30th, 2012

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will file an appeal of his year-long suspension for his role in the team’s bounty program, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

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Payton will also use the appeal to clear up some parameters of the suspension and a ruling from commissioner Roger Goodell would come in “days, not weeks,” according to Schefter. In addition to Payton’s suspension, the team was fined $500,000 and lost two draft picks. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis was also suspended eight games and former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was suspended indefinitely.

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