Genindsættelsen sker med øjeblikkelig virkning.
Sean Payton har udtalt følgende (fra WWLTV):
I am thankful today Commissioner Goodell has granted me reinstatement. As I stated back in March, “ I, along with Mickey Loomis, take full responsibility for all aspects of our football program.”
I clearly recognize that mistakes were made, which led to league violations.
Furthermore, I have assured the Commissioner a more diligent protocol will be followed.
Lastly, I feel we have learned from our mistakes and are ready to move forward. I want to thank our owner, Mr. Benson and all of our great fans for the overwhelming support throughout this past year.
I am excited to be back as Head Coach of the New Orleans Saints!
Payton har været suspenderet hele 2012 sæsonen og kan nu vende tilbage som Saints head coach.