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Goodell won’t need long to decide on Saints’ appeals

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No one expects Saints head coach Sean Payton to win the appeal of his yearlong suspension, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t even expect to need much time to think about it.

Goodell told Darren Rovell of CNBC (via Judy Battista of the New York Times) that he expects a decision by the end of the week.

That’s consistent with what Goodell said when asked about Payton’s pending appeal at the league meeting last week: Goodell sounded skeptical that Payton could tell him anything at the appeal that he hadn’t already considered when deciding to suspend Peyton for the entire year, and he said he would expedite any decision on that appeal.

So Payton will get a hearing on Tuesday, and then he may get a day or two to tie up any loose ends — and perhaps convince Bill Parcells to be his interim replacement — before his suspension starts. But Goodell will likely inform Payton within a few days that his appeal was unsuccessful, and he’s done coaching in the NFL for the year.

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  1. nonstopdrivel says: Apr 2, 2012 10:59 AM

    Summary justice, son.

  2. dannersthemanners says: Apr 2, 2012 10:59 AM

    Someone broke my window last night. My neighbors said it was aliens from outer space. I asked several neighbors and that’s what they all said. Therefore, by Goodells’ logic, I should levy a year long suspension on aliens and fine anybody that helped the aliens break my window. When the aliens appeal, I will say, “clearly these aliens from outerspace lied to us all.”

  3. cakemixa says: Apr 2, 2012 11:06 AM

    Anyone else sick of hearing about this?

  4. steviemo says: Apr 2, 2012 11:08 AM

    If I’m Goodell and listening to what Payton says on appeal, I’m thinking, “He’s probably lying this time, too.”

  5. clintonportisheadd says: Apr 2, 2012 11:09 AM

    Good news for Payton. Now he can spend the summer following Jimmy Buffet around on tour.

  6. amanistumor says: Apr 2, 2012 11:16 AM

    Anyone that appeals the original ruling should have their suspensions automatically doubled.

    They all should be grateful they haven’t been banned for life and stripped of their tainted SuperBowl.

  7. truthfactory says: Apr 2, 2012 11:19 AM

    Wouldnt it be interesting if Goodell reduced Paytons suspension from the whole season down to 13 games? Then would Parcels be willing to step aside at the end of the season and not coach in the playoffs?

  8. captatl says: Apr 2, 2012 11:28 AM

    wont need much time to think about it? His mind is made up!! This is just a part of the process. If anything, Goodell is kicking himself in the back side for not making it indefinite. But he knows that SP is an arrogant moron and he will get another shot at doing the right thing.

  9. noeffinway says: Apr 2, 2012 11:30 AM

    To be clear – I am NOT an aints fan. But those of you that believe penalties should be doubled if appealed are just morons……really! Can you imagine how much more corrupt our judicial system would be if that were the way things worked? It would also make GODdell’s NFL even more corrupt. Honestly, I believe that you all know how silly it would be if things worked the way you want……double the penalty if appealed? LMFAO…seriously, give it a break people. It’s one of the most asinine ideas I’ve heard. And we see it over and over whenever there is a story about an appeal………simply silly.

  10. icematrix69 says: Apr 2, 2012 11:33 AM

    The entire appeals system in the NFL is a farce anyways!! Appeal to the same man that handed down the punishment, there’s a winner of an idea!! (rolls eyes)

  11. hit2hurt says: Apr 2, 2012 11:33 AM

    Judge. Jury. Executioner.

  12. rubberinnertube says: Apr 2, 2012 11:36 AM

    dannersthemanners,
    you are an idiot. You’re argument doesn’t make any sense, nor does it parallel the issue at hand.

    P.S. Williams, Loomis and Payton all admitted to wrong-doing (eventually…) and accepted “full responsibility” for their actions.

    The severity of punishment is certainly up for debate, but guilt and admission of breaking rules and lying to the NFL is not.

  13. raiders757 says: Apr 2, 2012 11:44 AM

    I’m willing to bet that if this were happening to your favorite team, 90% of you pansies would be crying foul over these punishments. The media blew this out of proportion, the sheeply fans bought into and overreacted, then the new soft shell era of the NFL followed suit. I don’t condone the bounty system at all, but the overreaction to this has been pathetic at best.

  14. dsimp724 says: Apr 2, 2012 11:46 AM

    Arent there any brett favre stories out there???

  15. cowboycjn says: Apr 2, 2012 11:53 AM

    His appeal IS NOT intended to reduce the sentencing. It is a legal manuver to buy a few more days with the team before it starts, and it will be a very short delay with the appeal being heard tomorrow.
    No it will not double or take away any SB wins, its a process available through the Appeals Process Procedure. If they have a procedure, surely they won’t condem you or increase punishment for using part of the system which is made available for such an event.
    No it is not lack of respect or nervy, as I said its expected to be used – so why not use it. He knows he’s guilty, he accepted full responsibility, this is not evading that responssibility – its called legal smarts. Too bad people in here don’t have the same smarts with the childish remarks. But then again when you are fearful of the Saints coming back to beat your team because of their talent- guess you practice wishful thinking.

  16. noeffinway says: Apr 2, 2012 11:56 AM

    raiders757 says: Apr 2, 2012 11:44 AM

    I’m willing to bet that if this were happening to your favorite team, 90% of you pansies would be crying foul over these punishments. The media blew this out of proportion, the sheeply fans bought into and overreacted, then the new soft shell era of the NFL followed suit. I don’t condone the bounty system at all, but the overreaction to this has been pathetic at best.
    —————–
    I totally agree. Same thing went on with the “stone em in the streets” cries with the Suh deal…..just crazy. But that’s what we have with today’s “no holds barred” media……..nothing but SENSATIONALISM! Instead of reporting the story all these so called journalists (haha) want to MAKE the story.

  17. crabboil says: Apr 2, 2012 12:09 PM

    This isn’t really a Brett Favre story, but after hating him for 15 something years, Vikings fans are claiming that he’s one of them.

  18. moagecu says: Apr 2, 2012 12:11 PM

    icematrix69 says:
    Apr 2, 2012 11:33 AM
    The entire appeals system in the NFL is a farce anyways!! Appeal to the same man that handed down the punishment, there’s a winner of an idea!! (rolls eyes

    _______

    Yes, the coaches will be appealing to Goodell, but when it comes to player fines, they appeal to a board of two men that did not make the original penalty.

  19. orcheon says: Apr 2, 2012 12:21 PM

    I’m not sure if it’s the same in the NFL, but traditionally an appeal by the defendant can’t make things worse–it can only uphold a reduce an existing punishment.

    Even if it is the same, not the brightest move, since quite a few players have yet to be suspended.

  20. jjbadd says: Apr 2, 2012 12:23 PM

    @icematrix69
    I was thinking the same thing. That’s why there should be a 3 man board or something other than 1 man deciding the fate of another. I think ego becomes a factor. If he decides to lessen the suspension, then he probably thinks he was wrong the first time, and you know Goodell don’t want to admit he made a mistake. I personally think it was too much of a punishment, & I can’t stand the Saints. But it is useless to appeal your case to the same man that decided on it already. For Goodell to lessen it, in his mind its saying he was wrong, & Goodell’s personality won’t allow it…sad..

  21. patsfiend says: Apr 2, 2012 12:31 PM

    He’s not going to budge an inch. Jut like the Pats before them, he’s making an example of the Saints and Payton. Goodell should wear a holster, a 10 gallon hat, and chew on some tobbacky while he makes the announcement…

    “SPIT…. ‘aint nuthin changin’ … SPIT… the Saints are gonna do their time… SPIT.”

  22. nimbushex says: Apr 2, 2012 12:34 PM

    @dannersthemanners
    What the hell are you talking about? That might be the worst/most confusing analogy I’ve ever heard.

  23. Stiller43 says: Apr 2, 2012 1:23 PM

    Dannersthemanners, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  24. eaglesw00t says: Apr 2, 2012 2:34 PM

    If Im Payton, Im loving the idea of a year of peace and relaxation without thinking about work.

    Come February next year he can start working on his own at home, and come in fully rested and relaxed.

    Ill bet he loves this.

  25. annes22 says: Apr 2, 2012 2:44 PM

    dannersthemanners, are you completely crackers?
    I have no idea where you are going re aliens, but don’t come back on here, it has nothing to do with the New Orleans Saints. They are done, and reading your rubbish, so are you. God rest your soul too!!

  26. dannersthemanners says: Apr 2, 2012 3:03 PM

    Stiller43 says:Apr 2, 2012 1:23 PM

    Dannersthemanners, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

    _______

    Stiller: Best response ever.

  27. dannersthemanners says: Apr 2, 2012 3:04 PM

    rubberinnertube says:Apr 2, 2012 11:36 AM

    dannersthemanners,
    you are an idiot. You’re argument doesn’t make any sense, nor does it parallel the issue at hand.

    P.S. Williams, Loomis and Payton all admitted to wrong-doing (eventually…) and accepted “full responsibility” for their actions.

    The severity of punishment is certainly up for debate, but guilt and admission of breaking rules and lying to the NFL is not.
    _____

    To change it to update and make the annalogy more comparable:

    Someone broke my window last night. My neighbors said it was aliens from outer space. I asked several neighbors and that’s what they all said. The aliens also admitted to it and the press says they admitted to it as well. Therefore, by Goodells’ logic, I should levy a year long suspension on aliens and fine anybody that helped the aliens break my window. When the aliens appeal, I will say, “clearly these aliens from outerspace lied to us all.”

  28. dannersthemanners says: Apr 2, 2012 3:09 PM

    ….and the aliens from outerspace have been trying to sue me and my company for years so this keeps them from suing me as much later on.

  29. sportmentary says: Apr 2, 2012 3:24 PM

    What Goodell needs to stress is that Payton, Loomis and Vitt are not allowed any contact with any member of the Saints organization while suspended.

    Any required contact by any party, should have to go through the NFL, who should decide how to transfer that communication to the parties involved.

  30. whatevnfl says: Apr 2, 2012 5:00 PM

    @dannersthemanners – were you by chance piloting a JetBlue flight to Las Vegas last Tuesday?

  31. dannersthemanners says: Apr 2, 2012 5:40 PM

    annes22 says:Apr 2, 2012 2:44 PM

    dannersthemanners, are you completely crackers?
    I have no idea where you are going re aliens, but don’t come back on here, it has nothing to do with the New Orleans Saints. They are done, and reading your rubbish, so are you. God rest your soul too!!
    _____

    No.

  32. besdayz says: Apr 3, 2012 12:09 AM

    This is entire thing is a bum rush job by the commish to shove down an agenda down the throat without due process. Just seems like a sham. The evidence isn’t given forthright.

    Probably had to postpone the appeal because he set a date before he even read the appeal and the realize oh crap how are we gonna combat this…..

    This is a sham witch hunt run by a politician.

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