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Sean Payton will coach (his son’s team) in 2012

Maggie Hendricks
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Sean Payton will coach in 2012, just not in the National Football League.

Payton plans to use his exile from the NFL to spend time with his family, including his 12-year-old son Connor. The suspended coach of the New Orleans Saints will reportedly spend part of his year-long suspension coaching his son's football team.

Connor made the news last year for taking a vested interest in who his father's team drafted. He wanted the Saints to pick up Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram first, and was disappointed when the team took Cameron Jordan before they picked Ingram at 28.

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Payton will have plenty of time to explain the team's decision over the next year. He was given a suspension for his role in the bounty scandal that has marred the NFL's offseason. His suspension started on April 16.

Hopefully, as Payton teaches the finer points of football to his son's team, he'll leave out the part about paying teammates to injure opponents.

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