Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, & in short order, several Saints players will all have felt the wrath of Roger Goodell after the Bounty scandal. It remains to be seen what, if anything, will transpire based on the wire tapping allegations.
Despite the run of bad luck and harsh fines & penalties, Head Coach Sean Payton plans to coach in 2012.
Payton apparently plans to use his free time spending more time with his family, including coaching his 12 year old son Connor’s football team.
Sean Payton has seemed surprisingly unaffected by the year long suspension & loss of some $7M in salary as he’s been sighted on stage at a Jimmy Buffett concert & this week playing in a PGA Tour Pro-Am event in Louisiana. “Free Sean Payton” shirts were spotted at both events.
Payton has also stated that the terms of his suspension allow him to take a TV Role and that he’s currently considering that option.
It’s good to see that he’s enjoying himself amidst one of the biggest NFL scandals ever & after losing $7M. But if there’s a winner in any of this, it’s those 12 year old kids who get to be coached by one of the NFL’s best & brightest coaches for a year. That’s honestly a once in a lifetime experience. Good for those kids.