Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Will Lose $5.8 Million Because Of Bountygate

Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will lose $5.8 million as part of his penalty for being involved in ‘Bountygate,’ ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports.

Payton’s yearly salary is $7 million. But since his suspension lasts from April 1, 2012 through February 3, 2013, only a pro-rated, 10-month portion of his salary will be taken away.

Earlier this week, the NFL came down hard on the Saints for their years-long pay-for-injury program. Among other sanctions, the league fined the Saints $500,000 and took away a few draft picks.

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