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
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.