Sean Payton reinstated by NFL
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Posted Jan 22, 2013
Aaron Wilson

On Tuesday, the NFL reinstated New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton to his position. Payton was suspended for the 2012 season for his role in the Saints' Bountygate scandal. Payton recently signed an extension with the Saints and will return to the New Orleans sideline next season

“Sean fully complied with all the requirements imposed on him during his suspension," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. "More important, it is clear that Sean understands and accepts his responsibilities as a head coach and the vital role that coaches play in promoting player safety and setting an example for how the game should be played at all levels. We are committed to delivering football that fans love and the safety players deserve. Coach Payton agrees and I look forward to working with him going forward to do that.”

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