Payton, Vitt, attend Saints game

Sean Payton arrived at the Superdome to see his first Saints

game since being suspended the entire season in connection with the

NFL’s bounty investigation. It allowed him the chance to see Drew

Brees’ attempt to break Johnny Unitas’ half-century old record of

47 consecutive games with a touchdown pass.

At Brees’ request, the NFL has allowed Payton, assistant head

coach Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis to attend the game

as long as they did not have contact with the team. Arrangements

were made to place Payton in a suite and he was told not to speak

with media.

Payton briefly stopped by a suite owned by Brees and chatted

with the quarterback’s wife, Brittany. Vitt was suspended six games

and Loomis was docked eight.