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IS FORMER SCAB SEAN PAYTON ALSO A DRUG ADDICT?

May 2, 2010

WE ALREADY KNOW SEAN PAYTON HAS LOW MORAL CHARACTER-HE WAS AN NFL SCAB QB BACK IN THE ’80S

Super Bowl winning coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints may be the completely innocent victim of an outrageous smear campaign orchestrated by a disgruntled former employee trying to extort money from his former club. Either that, or he’s one of the most highly functioning drug addicts in America.

There isn’t much middle ground.

The Saints former director of security is suing the club. He says the team’s general manager Mickey Loomis covered up the evidence of theft of the narcotic Vicodin from the Saints medical supplies. In his lawsuit, Geoffrey Santini says “two unnamed high-level employees” of the Saints stole the Vicodin.

Payton felt compelled to release a statement Sunday saying he was NOT one the thieving junkies who stole the Vicodin. Although he wasn’t named in Santini’s lawsuit, according to an AP article, Payton was identified by two Saints employees as being allowed to help himself to large quanities of Vicodin from the team stash. Another Saints employee (linebackers coach Joe Vitt) reportedly stole the drug because he was an addict.

The website Pro Football Talk also identified Payton as one of the “senior employees” who is accused of taking Vicodin from the Saints. That site is run by an attorney, Mike Florio. Rest assured, Florio would NOT be running that article unless he was DAMN sure Payton was one of the men accused.

That doesn’t mean Payton did what he is accused of. The lawsuit is an allegation and no criminal charges have been filed. The Saints spin is that Santini is a disgruntled former employee. Santini is a former FBI agent. He says he resigned in 2009 as the Saints director of security after they refused to report felony drug action.

This case may come down to Payton’s word versus that of Santini’s. Here’s what we know. Geoffrey Santini is a highly decorated former special agent with the FBI. He has no known blemishes on his record. Meanwhile, Sean Payton is a scab. 

Although it received virtually ZERO publicity during Super Bowl week, Payton started his career as a scab. He was a replacement quarterback for the Chicago Bears during the 1987 players strike.

Then again, maybe the Santini lawsuit WON’T come down to simply his word against Payton’s. Bad news. Vitt is reportedly on security camera tapes stealing drugs. More bad news. Santini reportedly has a TAPE of Payton and Loomis talking about the drugs. Santini reportedly tells the pair they are covering up a felony and is told to “leave it alone.” Santini responds,

“I’d rather get smacked by the league than get indicted by a federal grand jury or a state grand jury. Because if we cover this up, we committed felonies.”

The Saints response? They bounced Santini who “resigned” before the 2009 season.

This story hasn’t received a ton of national publicity, but no less a football authority than Peter King of SI.com says the case may have “dire consequences” for the Saints

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“LOOK, FREE VICODIN!” : SEAN PAYTON AND JOE VITT AT SAINTS PRACTICE

SEAN PAYTON: SCAB

February 6, 2010

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IRONICALLY, PAYTON’S LAST NFL GAME WAS AGAINST THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Sean Payton is a scab.

The New Orleans Saints head coach, who led his team to this year’s Super Bowl, was a replacement player for the 1987 Chicago Bears. Payton crossed the picket line to suit up for the Bears while the real NFL players were out on strike. Such a move would have been career suicide in the NBA or Major League Baseball, both of which have strong players unions. Payton himself has been quoted as saying being a replacement player was a “foot in the door” for his coaching career and eventually landing the Saints job.

There are thousands of media members who are credentialed to cover this year’s Super Bowl. Yet, a Google search shows there is exactly ONE story on the entire Internet that even mentions the fact that Payton was a scab. Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville did a very revealing column entitled, “Sean Payton follows road from scab to Saints’ folk hero.” Frenette’s article even goes into the relationship between Payton and his quarterback, Drew Brees. Brees is not only a union activist, but the NFLPA vice president as well. Frenette references Payton as a scab multiple times in his article. The term “scab” by the way is not judgmental. It’s factual . If you look up the word’s definition, in any dictionary, NOWHERE will it say “slang” or “pejorative.”

There were literally more stories on replacement baseball players this week than the fact that Sean Payton once crossed a picket line. Kevin Millar is STILL getting crap over being a replacement baseball player in 1994. This despite the fact that Payton and Millar’s circumstances were vastly different. Millar was a REAL baseball player who was forced by the Florida Marlins to play in replacement games or be released or traded to Japan. Since Millar was a career minor league player at the time, he was NOT a member of the union. Yet, to this day, Millar has been banned from the MLBPA for life and has had his real name replaced on every video game and licensing deal ever signed by the union. Despite his obvious leadership skills, Mr. “Cowboy Up” is never going to be a Major League manager. Solely, because of his strike-breaking activities. Replacement baseball players are despised and blacklisted for life. In football, they’re cute.

The NFL also wants nothing to do with Payton’s Bears career. There isn’t a single picture ever put out by the league of Payton in a replacement game uniform. The official photo of Payton released by the NFL is a black and white picture showing him playing for the Leicester Panthers in the UK Budweiser National League (see above.) That’s right, the NFL would LITERALLY rather send out a picture of their Super Bowl coach playing in a beer league than show him for what he really is. A scab.

 

SEAN PAYTON: AFL HEADSHOT

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CHEAPASS NEW ORLEANS SAINTS MAKE SEAN PAYTON PAY FOR NEW ASSISTANT COACH OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET

January 20, 2009

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Jay Glazer of FoxSports featured this gem in his column yesterday, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was forced to come up with the extra $250,000 to hire the defensive coordinator he wanted out of his own pocket.

Gregg Wiliams was being courted by several NFL teams. Payton wanted Williams so badly he agreed to shift money off his contract this year and give it to the former Buffalo Bills coach. Saints owner Tom Benson refused to spring for the extra money to hire Williams. No wonder Saints players do things like spread feces on Benson’s cars.

 

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