Posted: Jan 23, 2013 10:32 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jan 23, 2013 10:32 AM
Source: WBRZ, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Sean Payton scheduled a press conference for 11:45 this morning, his first since being reinstated as head coach of the Saints.
The suspension was scheduled to end after the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, but was moved up after Payton and Goodell met on Monday.
The decision allows Payton to attend the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday, where some of the top college players available for the NFL draft will be competing.
Saints owner Tom Benson released the following statement after Payton's reinstatement: "We are all thankful that Sean Payton has been reinstated. We have a lot of work to do and we are in the middle of it right now... We look forward to a great 2013 season and making another run at a World Championship for our fans!"