Its speculation, or is it? New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford believes that suspended coach Sean Payton has been sending messages to his former players.
Payton was suspended for a year by the NFL after the league found evidence of a bounty system in New Orleans. The coach would face severe punishment if he were caught communicating with any Saint players.
The New York Times reports that numerous Giant players believe that Payton has sent messages to the Saints. Of course the only player with his name attached to anything happens to be the teams punter, Weatherford.
“Of course he will get his message to them somehow.” said Weatherford. “I’m not saying anything about Sean Payton as a person or anything, but I think any coach would do that. It’s not like he’s just going to sit at home and watch the games and not have any thoughts. His message will be heard.”
A Saints spokesperson denied the rumor and the NFL said it has its own ways to monitor Payton.