NEW ORLEANS (WFAN/AP) — A person familiar with the decision says that Saints coach Sean Payton will file an appeal of his season-long suspension with the NFL on Friday.
The person says the appeal will also ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his guidance on the parameters of the suspension. The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because the league nor the Saints have announced Payton’s plan to appeal.
Team spokesman Greg Bensel said no decisions had been made on an interim coach after a meeting Tuesday with Bill Parcells. Payton has made it clear he is hoping Parcells can help New Orleans move forward whether he wants to get back into coaching or not.
Goodell suspended Payton for his role in connection with New Orleans’ bounty system.
Goodell said at NFL meetings this week in Florida that Payton could have some contact with the team but did not go into detail.
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