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Payton frustrated by mistruths

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08:03 AM ET 09.05 | We haven't heard much from New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, a trend that's likely to continue as he sits out the season. But make no mistake, Payton has remained plugged in to everything his team is doing. ... Payton admitted that it's been hard to stay quiet while serving his suspension and that it's "frustrating at times to sit back and hear a lot of things that have been painted in a certain way that you know aren't true." He said he's been glad that more details have come out in recent months as players have poked some holes in the NFL's accusations. But Payton declined to get into specific details about what he feels the NFL got right or wrong in its investigation and punishments.

The Times-Picayune

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September 5, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Silence!!!!

Speak not!

Hail To The Redskins!!!!

September 5, 2012  08:15 AM ET

If the NFL was so wrong, why didn't he fight it??

September 5, 2012  08:18 AM ET

"Mistruths"? I must be dismisunderstanding this.

September 5, 2012  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

"Mistruths"? I must be dismisunderstanding this.

Did you Disremember ??????

September 5, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Does he pay a bounty to the Times-Picayune to write stories about him while he's under suspension?

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September 5, 2012  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Did you Disremember ??????

I can unrecall.

September 5, 2012  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

You'd think he take it like a man...guess not.

Who are you going to believe? Sean Payton or the Norlens Times-Picayune? ("None of the above" is a valid answer.)

September 5, 2012  08:45 AM ET

You expect "righteous indignation" from him, guilty or not. Same with Vilma.

September 5, 2012  09:00 AM ET

No Mr. Payton. The league got it right and you know it. That is why you did not put up a fight. Anything said now is just about reinventing the "truth." You painted yourself. Honestly, you were probably the most surprised guy in the room when you only got one year and not the indefinite suspension your DC received. You lucked out in many ways.

September 5, 2012  09:01 AM ET

I get the feeling there is a third truth here that Payton, Choirboy and the league owners would like to keep quite.

September 5, 2012  09:41 AM ET

The Price he's paying is Brutal, The League has held firm, he should stay far away from the Team!

September 5, 2012  09:45 AM ET

Based on how Payton treats the media in N.O. - this must be one of his "supporters" on the Times-Picayune.

September 5, 2012  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I get the feeling there is a third truth here that Payton, Choirboy and the league owners would like to keep quite.

I think you are 100% correct.

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September 5, 2012  11:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I get the feeling there is a third truth here that Payton, Choirboy and the league owners would like to keep quite.

Yes. I wonder if Vilma doesn't know that part, or if that part doesn't affect the players so he doesn't care.

September 5, 2012  12:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I get the feeling there is a third truth here that Payton, Choirboy and the league owners would like to keep quite.

+2. It looks like Payton would like to play the Victim Card but is hesitant to do so. Very likely because something happened that is much worse than was reported and nobody wants that info to come out.

September 5, 2012  12:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I get the feeling there is a third truth here that Payton, Choirboy and the league owners would like to keep quite.

Well, as with the DA, you nail the one you caught and magnify the process to dissuade others. Does it work? Meh.

September 5, 2012  01:19 PM ET

Amazing that some idiots out there still actually believe there was a bounty program lol. But for some its emotional. When they read the first headline they said, "guilty!", and now, no matter how much evidence to the contrary or how many federal judges and arbitrators say there was clearly no pay for injury program, they still cling to their flat-earth beliefs. Duke LaCrosse part II.

 
September 5, 2012  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Amazing that some idiots out there still actually believe there was a bounty program lol. But for some its emotional. When they read the first headline they said, "guilty!", and now, no matter how much evidence to the contrary or how many federal judges and arbitrators say there was clearly no pay for injury program, they still cling to their flat-earth beliefs. Duke LaCrosse part II.

Kjunman? You get banned or something?

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