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12:11 PM ET 12.29 | The New Orleans Saints and Sean Payton agreed to a multi-year contract extension Friday, according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the deal is for five years, though financial details remain unknown. Payton is serving a season-long suspension for his alleged role in the Saints' bounty scandal, and that suspension runs through the 2013 Super Bowl. In addition to suspending Payton, the NFL also voided a contract extension that would have kept him in New Orleans through 2015. But now it appears the Saints and Payton have agreed to a new extension that will end the uncertainty over the franchise's head coaching situation heading into the 2013 season.

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December 29, 2012  12:14 PM ET

Well I guess that ends the "Going to the Cowboys" rumours.

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December 29, 2012  12:19 PM ET

Wow, what a surprise

December 29, 2012  12:32 PM ET
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Definitely.I'd bet Gruden might be the choice in Dallas.

I don't see him leaving his TV gig.

December 29, 2012  12:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Definitely.I'd bet Gruden might be the choice in Dallas.

Garrett's not going anywhere.

December 29, 2012  03:10 PM ET

Is Payton wearing his PJ's in that picture?

December 29, 2012  03:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Well I guess that ends the "Going to the Cowboys" rumours.

I don't see Payton and Jerry Jones getting along too well.

December 29, 2012  04:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Is Payton wearing his PJ's in that picture?

Nope..but, he's wearing his Super Bowl ring.

December 29, 2012  05:05 PM ET

I Thought FDR was The New Deal?

December 29, 2012  11:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Is Payton wearing his PJ's in that picture?

They don't let the inmates have real clothes in the asylum

December 29, 2012  11:34 PM ET

I'm not a Saints fan, but really happy for Payton and the Saints, NFL way way way overboard playing FBI on this BS....I hope the owners vote Goodell out this year. NFL needs a business manager, not the bad boy police, the players do plenty wrong that the real police are kept busy.

 
December 30, 2012  07:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I don't see Payton and Jerry Jones getting along too well.

I don't see reality and anyone who actually thought Payton would go to Dallas getting along too well.

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