While he’s out of a job for the year, word is Saints coach Sean Payton will still be talking – from a TV near you.
Payton, who starts his one-year suspension from the NFL on April 1st, could wind up doing some commentary on FOX Sports, who owns the rights to the NFC games.
Fox is reportedly open to the possibility of hiring Payton as an analyst for their coverage. “Our feeling about Sean is that he’s bright, articulate and obviously contemporary,” said Lou D’Ermilio, Fox’s senior vice president for communications. “Any network with NFL rights would have to consider it.”
The league responded in a statement: “He is suspended from the NFL for the season. His involvement in any non-NFL employment or business matters is not our decision.”
It will be interesting the role for Payton, and if he would be willing to open up about his teams involvement in going after players of other teams, which is why he’s suspended for a year.