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Payton, Loomis appeals will be heard Tuesday

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To the extent that Commissioner Roger Goodell intended to give Saints coach Sean Payton an “expedited” hearing on the appeal of his one-season suspension, Goodell has used the expedited version of the term “expedited.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the hearings for Payton and G.M. Mickey Loomis will occur on Tuesday, April 3.  The appeals were filed on Friday, March 30.

Goodell said last week that, if Payton appeals, both the hearing and the decision will be expedited.  So to the extent that Payton filed the appeal to buy some extra time for draft preparation and/or Tuna fishing, Payton may not get much time at all.

UPDATE 11:27 a.m. ET:  Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that all appeals will be heard this week, including the appeal filed by assistant head coach/linebackers coach Joe Vitt and the appeal filed by the team.

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  1. jackntorres says: Apr 1, 2012 10:20 AM

    C’mon Mike! I’ve come to expect you take your mandatory cheap shot at the Saints 2009 SB win for each of the 10 daily “bounty” stories you post. You are letting my down my image of your 16 year-old school girl pettiness.

    BTW is it the Saints fault that Childress sent 12 in the huddle with 19 seconds left in the NFCCG?

  2. talkintrashallday says: Apr 1, 2012 10:20 AM

    they should have the appeal at Vilma’s house

  3. chatham10 says: Apr 1, 2012 10:21 AM

    What a joke, once again the Saints are showing no remorse and their arrogance is showing up again I do agree with a lot of the posters who comment on ” why would they do that just to make a couple of hundred or a thousand dollars when they are paid well”. I do not think it is that but they made the Super Bowl and won it, how much do you think that was worth to all the players and these coaches?

  4. jackntorres says: Apr 1, 2012 10:22 AM

    “I specifically considered whether to impose a suspension on Coach Belichick,” Goodell wrote in September of 2007. “I have determined not to do so, largely because I believe that the discipline I am imposing of a maximum fine and forfeiture of a first-round draft choice…is in fact more significant and long-lasting, and therefore more effective, than a suspension.”

    Tell that to Payton and the Saints.

  5. thejuddstir says: Apr 1, 2012 10:23 AM

    Goodell needs to show these clowns that he’s not going to let them continue to play foot-loose and fancy-free with the rules and decide their appeal one minute after hearing it and adding extra punishment to their suspensions for wasting his time and for trying to make a mockery of their actions and as a reminder to all that he will not tolerate insincere “apologies and accepting of responsibility”.

  6. boisestatewhodat says: Apr 1, 2012 10:37 AM

    Man you can beat a dead horse like nobody’s business. Get over it…they’ve been punished dude. If the saints are 10-0 by thanksgiving, will you be posting daily bias about how well they’ve overcome adversity…probably not right?

  7. patfic15 says: Apr 1, 2012 10:40 AM

    Who did the Saints injure? Did they lead the league in late hits? No? I didn’t think so. Still the champs!!!!

  8. jackntorres says: Apr 1, 2012 10:44 AM

    thejuddstir says: Apr 1, 2012 10:23 AM

    Goodell needs to show these clowns that he’s not going to let them continue to play foot-loose and fancy-free with the rules and decide their appeal one minute after hearing it and adding extra punishment to their suspensions for wasting his time and for trying to make a mockery of their actions and as a reminder to all that he will not tolerate insincere “apologies and accepting of responsibility”.
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    At least that would be consistent with his inconsistent method of doling out punishments.

  9. geefan1 says: Apr 1, 2012 10:51 AM

    I hope that after careful consideration of the all the evidence Goodall determines that his original suspensions were too lenient and he increases them by a few games.

  10. tduhe1 says: Apr 1, 2012 10:55 AM

    Good luck Sean and Mickey! The Who Dat Nation is behind you 100% win, or lose.

  11. pack15forever says: Apr 1, 2012 10:56 AM

    Better hope that Goodell doesn’t increase the penalty!

  12. packersrule12 says: Apr 1, 2012 11:05 AM

    “I hope that after careful consideration of the all the evidence Goodall determines that his original suspensions were too lenient and he increases them by a few games.”

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    Another 6 games sounds about right.

  13. thraiderskin says: Apr 1, 2012 11:07 AM

    I’m sure the Saints and drew brees will be fine… All the Saints fans pissing themselves and throwing tantrums about the punishment, still should be comforted in the fact you have your awesome quarterback, great recieving core, good offensive line and indoor arena. You will be fine, because its not like a new system is being installed or the people running the show have limited experience in the system. Besides, for one year, I think Brees is smart enough to handle the role of coach/QB for the offense, its not like he is michael vick or mark sanchez(because both are 3rd grade stupid).

  14. kungfubillysims says: Apr 1, 2012 11:20 AM

    I accept full responsibility for my actions but…..I’m appealing my suspension.
    Makes perfect sense. What a classy guy.

  15. gingflynn says: Apr 1, 2012 11:25 AM

    Good for Goodell! Payton “accepted full responsibility” but still wants to play with the appeals process to extend his influence over the coming season. Can’t blame him for trying.

  16. chrisritch93 says: Apr 1, 2012 11:34 AM

    Mike, you fancy yourself as a lawyer , what would be the penalty in real life if someone paid cash to have someone else hurt … A 1 year suspension is pretty mild.

  17. jackntorres says: Apr 1, 2012 11:35 AM

    For those complaining Payton accepted responsibility but is appealing his suspensions (although it has been widely reported, other than at PFT, that this appeal is more to define the terms of his suspension)….

    Realize Belichick neither accepted responsibility for what he did nor was he suspended.

  18. SeenThisB4 says: Apr 1, 2012 11:58 AM

    I don’t see any reason why any of the Saints should feel any remorse for beating the daylights out of their opponents and having them carted off the field. They played smash mouth football and turned their opponents into weak little girls. If anyone should be embarrassed, it should be their opponents that played like 90 pound sneveling weaklings who couldn’t defend themselves, much less the endzone.

    Be defiant Saints! Just Win!

  19. ilovefoolsball says: Apr 1, 2012 12:27 PM

    Sean Payton is the man.
    Don’t hate just because u got a girly man coach.

    U don’t like him now because he isn’t on your team. But if u had a chance to have him resurrect your miserable franchise you’d take it in a heartbeat. Or maybe you wouldn’t because you’re on that high horse of yours.

    Maybe you just like being a loser.

  20. fumblenuts says: Apr 1, 2012 12:35 PM

    That is a GREAT picture for this article. It appears Payton is pointing to Vilma and telling Loomis to watch the Bounty hit Gregg just handed out.

    And watch the reaction from Loomis.

  21. xxwhodatxx says: Apr 1, 2012 12:39 PM

    Mike we need more redundant bounty stories like I need another hole in my ass.

  22. stevenfbrackett says: Apr 1, 2012 12:43 PM

    I have to ask —

    Is it just a few deluded Saints’ fans using multiple nyms who actually want to see maiming and death on the field and any less is candy-ass football — or are the majority of the Saints fans really sociopaths?

  23. jagsfan1 says: Apr 1, 2012 12:51 PM

    This has all the makings of “But Uncle Roger – we didn’t do it!!! It was all bad guy Greg Williams fault! We didn’t do it…but if we did do it…he MADE us do it!”

  24. 6ball says: Apr 1, 2012 12:59 PM

    .

    @jackntyorres

    ” realize Belichick never took responsibility for his actions, nor was he suspended. ”

    False

    Belichick accepted responsibility, and the sanctions as administered by the league. A suspension was not part of the penalty.

    .

  25. jackntorres says: Apr 1, 2012 1:02 PM

    stevenfbrackett says: Apr 1, 2012 12:43 PM

    I have to ask —

    Is it just a few deluded Saints’ fans using multiple nyms who actually want to see maiming and death on the field and any less is candy-ass football — or are the majority of the Saints fans really sociopaths?
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    You obviously have no idea of the meaning of the word sociopath.

  26. jackntorres says: Apr 1, 2012 1:16 PM

    6ball says: Apr 1, 2012 12:59 PM

    .

    @jackntyorres

    ” realize Belichick never took responsibility for his actions, nor was he suspended. ”

    False

    Belichick accepted responsibility, and the sanctions as administered by the league. A suspension was not part of the penalty.
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    Belichick (ridiculously) maintained that he believed he was in full accordance with the rules at all times. Youtube his 60 Minutes interview. That’s not accepting responsibility.

  27. cowboycjn says: Apr 1, 2012 1:24 PM

    pack15forever says:
    Apr 1, 2012 10:56 AM
    Better hope that Goodell doesn’t increase the penalty!

    – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - — -

    And just why would he do that, clueless? Becaused they used a procedure that is available to them? If the league didn’t want anyone to have the right to appeal, it wouldn’t be part of the procedures process. Some peoples children would be better off keeping it zipped when they have NO common sense.

  28. desertspin says: Apr 1, 2012 2:00 PM

    Either way, Belichick ACCEPTED the punishment, he did not APPEAL. More respect for that man.

    PS – hey Saints fans, Belichick has never won a Superbowl since – GOOD LUCK.

  29. desertspin says: Apr 1, 2012 2:08 PM

    Sean Payton takes an onside kick in the Superbowl & brags about it. Why doesn’t he have the b-lls to take the punishment?

  30. desertspin says: Apr 1, 2012 2:13 PM

    House of the Rising Sun – you’re going down.

  31. boisestatewhodat says: Apr 1, 2012 2:14 PM

    Nice call Jack…it wasn’t the saints’ fault that Childress is a choke artist but it is our fault that Adrian fumbleson coughed the ball up 4 times…we forced 3 of em! I love watching you tube footage of viqueen fans kicking and screaming when Tracy picked off the old man…classic, never gets old. Then, I watch the same footage of when hartley made the kick…whiniest fan base in the NFL and ole mikey leads the charge!

  32. chawk12thman says: Apr 1, 2012 2:15 PM

    This is quick because it only takes a brief moment for Goodell to say….”I got it right the first time”.

  33. marat28051988 says: Apr 1, 2012 2:20 PM

    Peyton you in anything it is not guilty

  34. cwmorga says: Apr 1, 2012 2:22 PM

    @stevenfbrackett says: Apr 1, 2012 12:43 PM

    I have to ask —

    Is it just a few deluded Saints’ fans using multiple nyms who actually want to see maiming and death on the field and any less is candy-ass football — or are the majority of the Saints fans really sociopaths?
    ——————-

    I have to ask –

    are some people so deluded that they believe the Saints were responsible for injury and death on the field? I can have a “bounty” on pedestrians as I’m driving my car down the road, but if I obey traffic laws and don’t hit anyone, what’s the issue?

    In a nutshell, if there was a bounty program, does it really matter if you couldn’t see the results on the field? If there was anything to this story, it should’ve been evident on the field. Obviously it wasn’t, because it took an ex-player to get the attention of the league office.

  35. tropicpurple says: Apr 1, 2012 2:52 PM

    After further review, Sean Payton is suspended indefinitely. Note to $aints fans, I you don’t think the fraternity, you know, the ‘others’ whose carriers your players tried to end won’t have some insentive for some payback, you’re dreaming. Here’s hoping what goes around comes around.

  36. mikejonesforum says: Apr 1, 2012 3:10 PM

    I disagree with many of you that consider Sean Payton’s suspension appeal should include additional games. First off, that’s not going to happen. Secondly, Benson stuck by his guys, which was the right decision for the team.

    The risk factor is the filed appeal by Payton gives Commish an opportunity to fix his mistake which was suspending Sean Payton for entire season. Hopefully, for the Saints brainpower and leadership and fan base, commish will NOT reduce the games and restructure the sequence of games. For ex: suspend SP for the first 4 games and final 4 games for the year followed by next season’s first 3 and the FINAL games of the season. This type of punishment will run off any diva interim coach from coming in and saving the team.

    Saints fans, don’t worry about this upcoming season. Our commish
    will give New Orleans just want they need more adversity. Strange
    things happen in New Orleans. Watch out. Sean Payton may be on that wireless helmet calling plays with A very angry and emotional fan base calling and chanting Sean Payton MVP for a Super Bowl victory in make history for winning the Super Bowl at home for 1st time.

  37. chachanola says: Apr 1, 2012 3:12 PM

    I love that people comment with the same Ish they hear from Talk show hoest and analyst… Cause just like Goodell what “they” say is law.

    Who is “They”?

  38. chachanola says: Apr 1, 2012 3:16 PM

    “They” no nothing more than you do unitl “they’ acknowledge existence. Til some “50,000″ pages become a PDF for me to read myself ..( 35,000 pages are probably blank) I know nothing and people who get paid to sit and write per source no name…like KANYE “Can’t tell me nothing”.

  39. tominma says: Apr 1, 2012 5:41 PM

    When the appeal is denied, I think that, given the complete lack of remorse shown by the Saints, Goodell should consider making the penalty stronger, maybe loss of a #1 and #2. Then go after any players known to have made such hits, especially if there was a penalty. I played football. I LOVED the big hit, PROVIDED it was a BIG CLEAN hit!

    WHY? In sports, especially on the pro level, you never EVER go after someone’s career deliberately!!

  40. dave1961 says: Apr 1, 2012 5:45 PM

    If I’m the comissioner I hear their appeal then increase the penalty to two years each and ban the Saints from the playoffs for 2 seasons…. and then I hit Tom Benson with a 5 million dollar fine…. Maybe that will send a clear message….the bounties players have been pulling on teams to pay for big hits…. is the first line of defense against the concussion suit filed by ex players.

  41. detroitcityryda says: Apr 1, 2012 8:54 PM

    The picture says it all Peyton : look at these guys they don’t know we’re about to put the bounty out on Favre ” GM: hehehehe yes indeed hehehehe

  42. silentcount says: Apr 1, 2012 10:23 PM

    Lets say that all 32 teams were found to have a player pool providing a few extra bucks for sacks, fumbles and hard hits, which is basically what the Saints were punished for. Let’s say all teams had their head coach suspended for a year, including yours. Perhaps now, you feel differently on the severity of the punishment versus the crime. There’s no doubt that Goodell is discriminating against the Saints based on his personal vendetta against Sean Payton.

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