NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was fined $10,000 by the NFL for running onto the field during the Atlanta Falcons game on Dec. 7.
Payton received a penalty in the fourth quarter of the game for unsportsmanlike conduct. The penalty came after Payton tried to call a timeout and essentially ended the game in a Saints loss.
"I called a timeout, and then [the referee] asked me again and I said I've already called the timeout," Payton said after the game, explaining why he was penalized. "Probably said it with a little bit more vigor than I was supposed to, but I had enough. I have to be smarter than that."
The Saints lost 20-17, but remain in control of the NFC South Division.
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