NFL reviewing Sean Payton’s conduct near end of Saints-Falcons game, report says

Sean Payton’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty near the end of Thursday night’s Saints-Falcons game is being reviewed by the NFL, ESPN reported Friday.

The NFL could fine Payton for his action Thursday night.

Cousins said he persuaded coach Alvin Gentry to delay subbing him back into the game in the fourth quarter because he didn’t want to disrupt New Orleans’ surge into the lead.

“He wanted me to get AD a break, but at that moment we were kind of going on a run, so I said, `Coach, let `em roll,” Cousins recalled. “I just didn’t want to be the guy to break what we had going on.”

Ginn: “It’s the league, man. It just makes me want to get better and better and do more and more, because I’m at the age (32) where a guy can give up on you kind of quick because of your age. When they’ve seen you do whatever for how many years, it’s kind of like repetitive and you ain’t changing it, they’re going to figure out if they need to go somewhere else.

“It’s a hard thing to really swallow when you see a Hall of Famer or a great like that.”

In early November, Jones hired famed attorney David Boies as a threat to sue the league if the compensation committee approved Goodell’s extension, an extension that all owners, including Jones, authorized in May. No suit was ever brought. However, Jones successfully delayed Goodell’s extension; many owners expected that it would be approved months ago.royals_030

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