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Saints' Payton earns honorary doctorate

3 years 5 months 1 hour ago May 02, 2013 May 2, 2013 Thursday, May 02 2013 May 02, 2013 9:17 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. - New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will receive an honorary Ph.D. from Eastern Illinois University during the school's spring commencement Saturday.

The school says Payton will be given an honorary doctorate of public service. Payton is a 1987 graduate of Eastern Illinois and played quarterback on the school's football team.

Eastern says 1,300 students will graduate during ceremonies Saturday at Lantz Arena on the Charleston campus.

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