Payton's Contract Produces Muddled Future

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Just when you thought the New Orleans Saints' wayward 2012 season couldn't get any more uncomfortable, coach Sean Payton's future suddenly is up for grabs.

Well, it has been up for grabs for a while. We just didn't know it. The reported contract extension that Payton signed last year never was approved by the NFL, and the league ultimately will decide if he's a coaching free agent after 2012, barring a new contract.


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