The rules for Coach Sean Payton's suspension seem to just get stiffer. Originally, the NFL described his punishment as one that barred him from "football and operational" communication with New Orleans Saints players and employees. Now, however, the letter of the law has been put in play and Payton is essentially a persona non grata for the New Orleans Saints.
He cannot call or write. He cannot email or text. He can't even talk to General Manager Mickey Loomis if they run into each other on the Florida Panhandle, where New Orleanians often run into each other during the summer months and Payton and Loomis own summer retreats.