Sean Payton Resigns as Coach of New Orleans Saints
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is retiring from coaching. He informed the Saints of his plans today. The 58-year-old Payton leaves his first and only NFL head coaching job with a 152-89 regular-season record — and nine playoff appearances — in 15 seasons. His tenure with the club included its only Super Bowl championship, in 2009. Payton missed the 2012 season when the NFL suspended him along with assistant coach Joe Vitt, general manager Mickey Loomis and four players after an NFL investigation found the Saints had offered cash rewards for key plays, including big hits.