Well Saint fans, it looks like we will be without head coach Sean Payton for a year.  The Saints and Payton appealed the suspension handed down by the NFL last month.

The NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell said NO to Payton and the Saints upholding their original decision and suspensions that were handed down to the coach and the team.

So what next?

ESPN Reports:

The NFL upheld its discipline in the New Orleans Saints bounty case, meaning coach Sean Payton will begin his yearlong suspension April 16.

The league announced the penalties Monday, noting that the bans for general manager Mickey Loomis (eight games) and assistant coach Joe Vitt (six games) stand and will begin after the preseason. Payton's suspension will last through Super Bowl XLVII, which is being held in New Orleans.

The former New Orleans defensive coordinator at the center of the bounties case, Gregg Williams, was suspended indefinitely and did not appeal.

Source: ESPN

Now there is speculation that the Saints will go after legendary coach Bill Parcells who is 70 years old.

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