Saints coach Sean Payton says NFL was pushing to have him fired after Bountygate (1 Viewer)

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The Saints coach apparently almost wasn't the Saints coach after Bountygate

By John Breech | Saintswire


One of the harshest penalties ever given to an NFL coach was handed down in 2012 when the league dropped the hammer on Saints coach Sean Payton for the role he allegedly played in the team's bounty scandal.

In March 2012, Payton was given a one-year suspension following the NFL's investigation into allegations that the team was paying bounties to defensive players for any crushing hits that they would make on their opponents.

Although the one-year suspension was harsh, apparently the NFL wanted to go even further than that. According to Payton, the league actually pushed to have him fired from his job. Payton described his version of events this week during an interview on "In Depth with Graham Bensinger."

According to Payton, the league office wanted him fired because they were trying to "break" him. ...

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