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Loomis, Payton will attend league meetings

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The annual league meetings are beginning in Florida.  And two of the most currently infamous names in football will be on the list of attendees.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Saints coach Sean Payton and Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis will be present for the sessions.

Though Schefter adds that Loomis and Payton weren’t expected to attend, the bigger surprise (to us at least) would have been if they had stayed away.  Yes, it will require the two men to swallow large helpings of humble pie and likewise to face plenty of unwanted attention from the media.  But the suspensions aren’t yet effective and nothing prevents them from attending.

Moreover, the terms of their employment, express or implied, arguably require them to be there.  These are important sessions.  Every coach, G.M., owner, and high-level executive will be present, absent compelling circumstances.

The Saints need to be represented and, for now, Loomis and Payton run the show.  They need to be there, and we respect them for not going into hiding and instead doing their jobs.

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12 Responses to “Loomis, Payton will attend league meetings”
  1. effjohntaylornorelation says: Mar 25, 2012 4:13 PM

    Would the Saints be better served brinning along the interim replacements?

  2. jenniferxxx says: Mar 25, 2012 4:18 PM

    I think some time in the stocks … or perhaps the ducking chair.

  3. dobberdubinsky says: Mar 25, 2012 4:22 PM

    I wonder if they’re planning to take a baseball bat to Goodell’s knees in the parking lot wearing balaclavas??

  4. marcinhouston says: Mar 25, 2012 4:22 PM

    Maybe they can bring along a copy of the Washington Post to show Roger that the Skins did the same thing.

  5. neovenator250 says: Mar 25, 2012 4:24 PM

    Nah, better to let Sean Payton and Loomis answer the questions and get this over with. Good for them to have the cajones to do this.

  6. pgui88 says: Mar 25, 2012 4:58 PM

    It will be a “glad you guys got caught instead of us” meeting.

  7. ascensionparish says: Mar 25, 2012 5:06 PM

    I hope Loomis will publicly address how he’s still a beast at free agency.

  8. chawk12thman says: Mar 25, 2012 5:13 PM

    Fast Foward to the Season:

    Stupidity at its lowest; someone from the N.O. staff will make a gesture of paying off a bounty debt when the opposing team’s player is carted or hobbles off the field…….just to test this Commissioner’s resolve.

  9. randygnyc says: Mar 25, 2012 5:19 PM

    You’re delusional if you think Payton won’t be the Oz behind the curtain this year. The FBI should monitor his phone on Sundays this year and indict him on RICO charges if found to be participating.

  10. jackntorres says: Mar 25, 2012 5:35 PM

    randygnyc says: Mar 25, 2012 5:19 PM

    You’re delusional if you think Payton won’t be the Oz behind the curtain this year. The FBI should monitor his phone on Sundays this year and indict him on RICO charges if found to be participating.
    ——

    Or you could just ask your doctor to increase your dose.

  11. profootballwalk says: Mar 25, 2012 5:35 PM

    Maybe they should tell their players to stop lying about the bounties not existing.

  12. jimmylions says: Mar 25, 2012 8:57 PM

    not to be nitpicky, but when you say, “Every coach, G.M., owner, and high-level executive will be present, absent compelling circumstances.”

    Do you mean “coach” or “head coach”?

    The reason I ask is that I’m wondering if Williams will also make an appearance, to begin the process of trying to be forgiven in 1 year.

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