On morning after Super Bowl, Sean Payton barely made it out of bed

On the Monday morning following the Super Bowl, the winning coach is expected to get up early for one final press conference. This year, Saints coach Sean Payton had a very hard time getting out of bed.

USA Today reports that Payton, in his forthcoming autobiography, describes the morning after the Super Bowl as one in which he was still recovering from a night of heavy partying.

“Did I mention the press conference was scheduled for 8:30 a.m.? The Lombardi Trophy was in the bed beside me,” Payton writes. “I was totally dead asleep when Mike Ornstein (marketing agent) was banging on my door at 7 a.m. sharp. I’d been asleep and hour and 40 minutes, and I’d had a couple cocktails and some Amstel Light. OK, more than a couple. As I’d said good night, I’d told Ornstein, “I’ll pay the fine. No way am I making that press conference. There’s only so much I can do.” “Look,” Ornstein said. “For 44 years, the head coach has always been there. You’re not gonna be the first one to miss it.”

Payton writes that the whole post-Super Bowl party is hard to remember.

“What can I say? I’m lucky I could string a sentence together at all,” Payton writes. “I got back in the Town Car and fell asleep on the ride back to the hotel. The next thing I remember, I was on the team charter flying home. That was Monday. It’s all a bit of a blur. Have you ever seen the movie, “The Hangover,” where the guy is asking, “How did this lion (actually tiger) get here? Where did my tooth go? Isn’t that Mike Tyson? That was Monday for me.”

Payton has said of the book, “I really want to make sure that someone that has finished reading it feels like they had five hours with me at an airport bar.”

54 responses to “On morning after Super Bowl, Sean Payton barely made it out of bed

  1. People when they are drugged up often forget things.
    Sean Paytoxycontin is no different.

  2. That’s “F” ing fantastic !
    I’ve had a few trophies in bed with me the next morning … and yes, alcohol was likely involved … but getting drunk and spooning the Lombardi Trophy is something I’ve never even considered.
    Rex Ryan may get all the press but Sean Payton might be the true “rock star” head coach in the NFL.

  3. I’d imagine with the amount of vicoden and Oxycontin in his system that most people wouldn’t be able to get out of bed. He better watchout because he’s on the O.D.ing watch list…

  4. There’s a shocker. Win the Super Bowl and they have the nerve to party all night and celebrate. Just horrible horrible behavior.
    Give the guy a break. Almost every person on the face of the planet would celebrate all night after achieving something like that.

  5. “How did this lion (actually tiger) get here? Where did my tooth go? Isn’t that Mike Tyson? Why does my ass hurt and is that Ben Roethisberger leaving my room?”

  6. i know I dont speak for everyone. But I miss the Class coaches, Tony Dungy and Joe Gibbs.. Drink til you puke. Your body hates you now

  7. That’s awesome. I like when coaches show a human side. Unlike my teams stoic coach (Reid) Always hated Payton but this makes me hate him a little less.

  8. What a classless loser. Day by day we see what a terrible organization the Saints have. A Head Coach that’s an addict, a racist owner, and a safety who wants to injure a legend. Makes me sick.

  9. I know a lot of people here will tear into him, but I bet most of them would party it up the exact same way if they won the Super Bowl.

  10. “What can I say? I’m lucky I could string a sentence together at all,” Payton writes. “I got back in the Town Car and fell asleep on the ride back to the hotel.”
    (from Billy Madison)
    Did you fall asleep or did you pass out?!

  11. It’s super hard to wake up after 20 some Vicodins!!!!! He could’ve slept for days and never noticed it!!

  12. So what people can’t party? Thats how young coaches do it. His first head coaching job and gets a Super Bowl ring in his first 5 years. Dude had just won the one thing he wanted most. I can’t wait for it to come out. GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  13. Lets not forget, the Vikings were the best team HANDS DOWN last year…they really won the Super Bowl…they gave it to the Saints. (LOL)

  14. “Paytoxycontin”
    ——————-
    really? that’s a pretty pathetic attempt.
    i don’t really remember too much between the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, either. big freakin’ whoop. funny story, tho. i bet a lot of nancies out there are going to find something wrong with his behavior.

  15. Jealous haters out early today. Sure likes manmeat tuperello won’t be the last to wish it was their head coach suffering from a hangover after the Superbowl victory this past season. Don’t choke on that envy.

  16. I once spent 5 hours at an airport bar with Payton… as we sat there a nefarious fellow comes up and sold him prescription medication with Bill Romanowski’s wife’s name on them… I bet he doesn’t remember that either.

  17. So let me get this straight he partied hard after he won the Super Bowl?!
    How dare he (sarcasm)
    Seems to me like Mr Smith is trying to stir things up….

  18. Hey Sean, you still owe me $25,000 from the bet we had that night. I drank you under the table my friend. Call me!
    (remember those hookers we partied with?? My tests came back negative. Yours?)

  19. Good for Coach.
    If you can’t enjoy the night you win a championship what night can you enjoy?

  20. Hell, I get drunk to celebrate Fridays. I could only imagine how blasted I would get if I were celebrating a SB win.

  21. Someone better tell Payton that is is very dangerous to mix booze and oxycontin…..next time he may not wake up!

  22. Dont worry Sean, You werent the only one Partying that hard that night! The Entire City of New Orleans was right there with ya! I was running down Poydras with two bottles of Champagne giving free Champagne Showers!! WHO DAT!!!! TWO DAT!!!!! WORLD CHAMPS!!!!!

  23. I know I don’t speak for everyone either, but, although I don’t deny the guy the earned well right to go out and party like its 1999, I do wish public figures would remember that they are looked up to by impressionable kids. Please don’t write about it or talk about it.

  24. “I really want to make sure that someone that has finished reading it feels like they had five hours with me at an airport bar.”
    How could I not buy that book now?!?

  25. Heh, Sean earned it. He could party & enjoy himself – the dude put in work all year to get there.

  26. Geeze the morality police are really out in force on this one. You can all have a little GFY to add to your boring little lives.

  27. When a player mixes booze, illegal vicodin and oxycontin they get a 4 game suspension. I bet those Saints players invovled in something as simple and harmless as a diet supplement (starcaps) are sayin’ “wow i get 4gm suspension and coach gets to party like it’s 1999”

  28. Woke up with a “trophy” or two myself. He’s lucky he didn’t have to chew his arm off to escape.

  29. On the Same morning Payton barely got out of bed….Brett Favre also barely got out of bed becaue he was still suffering from the beat down the Saints put on him in the NFC Championship game (That’s for you FLorio)!!!!!

  30. I go to LSU. They are pretty hard on attendance and academic performance over here. That Monday morning, the skip rate was 90%! He wasn’t the only one that couldn’t get out of bed (well, we were all still on Bourbon St…)
    This is the kind of guy he is. If you run into him around town, he’s not one of those ‘celebrities’ that don’t want to be bothered. He’ll take the time to shake your hand, ask your name, and see what section you sit in. The only man this state may love more is Drew Brees.

  31. Good for him- the Aint’s were a laughingstock for decades. You never know if you’ll get the chance again… in other words, fans, keep your bags.

  32. So did the Superbowl hangover for the Siants start at the same time? No way they are going back to back championships.
    They got lucky the refs gave them the NFC game.

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