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Sean Payton Is Ticked NFL Ignoring James Harrison/Mike Tomlin/Envelope Situation
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Yesterday, Steelers Pro Bowl LB James Harrison revealed that in 2010 head coach Mike Tomlin handed him an envelope after he was fined for an illegal hit on Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi. Today, Saints head coach Sean Payton, who had to sit out a year for being accused of doing something similar, is not happy about the NFL ignoring this new situation. Per Saints Wire...
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Payton made an appearance on 105.7 The Fan with Jason La Canfora [and] he’s not expecting an investigation like the one his organization was subjected to now that the Steelers are drawing scrutiny.

Payton said in his radio spot, “If people are waiting for the league to investigate that, they shouldn’t hold their breath. I think what took place with us back in (2012) in so many ways was a sham, and yet there wasn’t a lot we could do with it.” …

From Payton’s perspective, the spotlight put on his team was a one-off opportunity for the NFL to grandstand about player safety and make a scapegoat out of his team.

Payton continued, acknowledging that he has his own ax to grind with the higher-ups in New York: “I would be shocked (if the league investigates Pittsburgh). That’ll be something that’s tucked away under the rug (in the NFL league offices) at Park Avenue. They’ll look into it briefly.

“Listen, don’t get me started on that. I lost $6 million in salary, and honestly it was something that I’ll never truly get over because I know how it was handled and how it was run and the reasons behind it. That’s just the truth.”
(Barstool Sports)
Filed Under: New Orleans Saints
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AustinKnight50 months
They essentially screwed the windows shut during our prime time opportunity to make several runs. Fact
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lsumailman6150 months
I really have a hard time with any Saints fans not boycotting this clown show known as the Commish Goddell and the NFL. He screwed Payton and the Saints many times over. Sean should make a documentary and profit once he retires.
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Bounties/rewards have been going on since the beginning of pro football, but the NFL acts like the Saints invented it.
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UAinSOUTHAL50 months
I thought he was hired by the Pelicans for the same salary he was losing??
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Chalkywhite8450 months
Didn't realize he lost 6 mil in salary. You can tell that is what pissed him off the most
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Blind Zebras50 months
No shite. Wouldn’t you be? Believe it or not, these coaches and players are there for the money. Not you, other fans, or the city; the money.
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SoFla Tideroller50 months
The NFL has kissed the Rooneys’ asses going all the way back to Pete Rozelle. Good luck getting justice when it comes to the Steelers.
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Vacherie Saint50 months
Goodell wont lay a glove on Tomlin. Just another on a long list of reasons to hate Goodell.
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Vacherie Saint50 months
Goodell wont lay a glove on Tomlin. Just another on a long list of reasons to hate Goodell.
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AustinKnight50 months
You can say that again
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TFH50 months
@AustinKnight oh he did
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saints502150 months
throw in the fact that Harrison routinely tried to murder people and the Saints D was basically toothless in regards to injuring players
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Drizzt50 months
Brett Favre agrees
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skullopener50 months
Saints should write him a check for $6M in clear defiance to NFL. That would be like giving them a middle finger!!!
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skullopener50 months
Saints should write him a check for $6M in clear defiance to NFL. That would be like giving them a middle finger!!!
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Thracken1350 months
I agree with him - people downplaying this with the Steelers were some of the biggest voices condemning the Saints for something that was largely unproven, and minimal evidence provided to support the claim.
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