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blueslover
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Latest on possible Payton reinstatement

The NFL has begun internally discussing the reinstatements of Saints coach Sean Payton and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, according to a source with knowledge of their process.

Payton, whose season-long suspension ends Feb. 3, has not officially applied for reinstatement, another source said, maintaining status quo. Williams' status is not clear, although he must apply to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstatement from indefinite suspension.

What's not clear is what must happen next. When the suspensions of general manager Mickey Loomis and linebackers coach Joe Vitt ended, they simply returned to work. The thought from those who have spoken with Payton is that he would be able to show up and return to work.

According to the paperwork he was handed, there are no set guidelines for a reinstatement hearing. They were identical to those guidelines provided to Vitt and Loomis.

The NFL said it is simply focused on the postseason.

"We are focused on the playoffs right now," spokesman Greg Aiello said. "We are not going to comment on this matter. It will be addressed at the appropriate time."
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Posting cuz I know many are anxious. I'm just not expecting anything before the SB. If it happens fine. Same thing with the 2nd Rder. Expect nothing, take a surprise if it does.


motorbreath
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re: Latest on possible Payton reinstatement
Goodell and Williams. Public enemy no. 1 and 1a. frick those guys. When Payton gets back, I will feel complete as a saints fan again.


Suntiger
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re: Latest on possible Payton reinstatement
To be honest, what would they do if Sean Payton went to his office and worked this month? It's beyond stupid at this point.

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Williams' status is not clear, although he must apply to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstatement from indefinite suspension.


I'm very very interested in seeing what happens here. Goodell is such a jackass.


MoreOrLes
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If I'm Payton i return to work Feb 3rd. F. Goodell
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St Augustine
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re: Latest on possible Payton reinstatement
No kidding. The season is over and he has a new deal. Damage has been done. Lets get back to work.


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sicboy
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Goodell will probably figure out a way to drag this out to the beginning of training camp.


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BigBrod81
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re: Latest on possible Payton reinstatement
The suspension should have been effective up until the team's final game.

Not getting Payton back until after the Super Bowl is going to put him behind schedule with end of the year personnel evaluations as well as scouting & evaluations for eligible players coming out in the draft.

This crap has damaged one season already. The organization doesn't need it dragging out & effecting the upcoming season.


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Hoodoo Man
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re: Latest on possible Payton reinstatement
quote:

"We are focused on the playoffs right now," spokesman Greg Aiello said. "We are not going to comment on this matter. It will be addressed at the appropriate time."

Seriously?


motorbreath
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re: Latest on possible Payton reinstatement
Really. I mean how much time does the league office top execs really invest during the playoffs? All the work is done, all that's left is for the games to play out. They have capable event coordinators doing all the remaining needed work.


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