Payton attending owners meetings

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is attending the NFL owners
meetings one week before he begins his one-season suspension for
his involvement in the team’s bounty program.

Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis, who will serve an
eight-game suspension later this year for the system that paid
Saints players for big hits on targeted players, were at
Commissioner Roger Goodell’s state of the league address Monday
morning. Neither Payton nor Loomis made any comments, but a team
spokesman said Payton would speak later this week.

The NFC coaches are scheduled to meet the media Wednesday
morning.

Last Friday, Payton apologized for the bounty system, taking
”full responsibility” for the program that operated for three
years under his watch. His former defensive coordinator, Gregg
Williams, has been suspended indefinitely for overseeing the bounty
pool.