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NFL players 'bounty' suspension overturned

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- An appeals panel has overturned suspensions of four players but the NFL says it will make an "expedited" decision on its own discipline in the "bounty" scandal.
Goodell: 'There is no place for bounties'

Goodell: 'There is no place for bounties'

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- NFL chief Roger Goodell said Friday the league is putting renewed emphasis on enforcing a ban on bounties -- "No exceptions. No excuses."

Kromer tabbed to lead Saints

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Aaron Kromer will serve as the New Orleans Saints' head coach for the first six games of the season, the team said Wednesday.

Vilma restraining order request denied

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A federal judge denied suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's request for a restraining order that would allow him to return to the team.
Arbitrator finds for NFL in bounty case

Arbitrator finds for NFL in bounty case

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- Another arbitrator has ruled in favor of the NFL over players' union complaints regarding the bounty system once used by the New Orleans Saints.
Arbitrator finds for NFL in bounty case

Arbitrator finds for NFL in bounty case

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- NFL officials had the legal right to suspend players involved in what the league called a bounty program, an arbitrator ruled Monday.
Saints' Vilma appeals suspension

Saints' Vilma appeals suspension

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Linebacker Jonathan Vilma has formally appealed his season-long NFL suspension for his involvement in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program.
NFL suspends 4 players in Saints' bounty scandal

NFL suspends 4 players in Saints' bounty scandal

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma was suspended for one year and three players were banned for parts of next season for roles in the Saints' bounty scheme.

Vitt to replace Payton as Saints coach

NEW ORLEANS, April 12 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Saints announced Thursday Joe Vitt would assume head coaching duties for the team while Sean Payton serves his one-year suspension.
Bounty suspensions upheld by NFL

Bounty suspensions upheld by NFL

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Monday upheld suspensions, including a yearlong ban for New Orleans Coach Sean Payton, related to a bounty system.
Payton looking at suspension options

Payton looking at suspension options

PALM BEACH, Fla., March 27 (UPI) -- New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton said "all options" are being considered in the final week before his yearlong suspension is to begin.
Reports: Parcells mentioned for Saints job

Reports: Parcells mentioned for Saints job

NEW ORLEANS, March 26 (UPI) -- Bill Parcells is being mentioned as a possible interim head coach in New Orleans where Sean Payton will be suspended for the team's bounty scandal.
Payton apologizes for bounties

Payton apologizes for bounties

NEW ORLEANS, March 23 (UPI) -- New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton apologized Friday and said he took responsibility for the team's bounty program that brought heavy punishment from the NFL.
Saints hit with suspensions for bounties

Saints hit with suspensions for bounties

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- The NFL suspended New Orleans Coach Sean Payton and former assistant Gregg Williams Wednesday for their role in a plot to intentionally hurt opposing players.
Coach, GM apologize for Saints scandal

Coach, GM apologize for Saints scandal

NEW ORLEANS, March 6 (UPI) -- New Orleans Saints head Coach Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis apologized Tuesday for the scandal that could bring about suspensions for both.
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Coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints is named 2007 NFL Coach of the Year at a news conference during the week of Super Bowl XLI in Miami Beach, Florida, on January 31, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Patrick Sean Payton (born December 29, 1963 in San Mateo, California) is the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. He was the quarterbacks coach and later assistant head coach of the Dallas Cowboys until being hired by the Saints on January 17, 2006.

On January 6, 2007, after the 2006 NFL season and his first with the Saints, he was named as the recipient of the AP NFL Coach of the Year Award, obtaining 44 out of 50 votes for the honor . He was also honored Motorola's NFL Coach of the Year Award. This award is chosen by NFL.com voters.

Payton was raised in Naperville, Illinois by parents Jeanne and Thomas Payton. He has an older brother, Tom, an older sister, Patrice and a younger sister, Molly. Sean attended Naperville Central High School in Naperville, IL, starting as quarterback his senior year before graduating in 1982. He then had a successful career playing quarterback at Eastern Illinois University, leading the Panthers to an 11–2 record and the quarter-finals of the Division I-AA Playoffs in 1986; while at EIU, he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sean Payton."
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