With the NFL owners getting ready for their annual meetings this week, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis are making the right move in deciding to attend.
While it probably wasn’t the easiest decision, especially for Payton, the attendance of both will in some ways help start the rebuilding process after an investigation by the NFL into allegations of “pay for performance” by the Saints.
Payton will actually begin to serve his year-long suspension from the NFL next Sunday on April 1. The irony of it being April Fool’s Day hasn’t been overlooked, and Saints fans would really hope it’s all just a big joke.
Unfortunately it isn’t and sadly this will be the last official NFL event that Payton will take part in before his suspension. Loomis won’t be that far behind him with his upcoming suspension as well.
Loomis will be suspended for 8 weeks/games, but unlike the suspension for Payton, Loomis won’t begin his until the season starts. Still, that time will be upon us before we know it.
Word hasn’t been given as to who will replace Payton and Loomis in their absence. But everyone at the meetings this week will be more interested in seeing what the two have to say about the here and now.