In this July 29, 2011 file photo, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, left, talks with general manager Mickey Loomis during NFL football training camp at the team's practice facility, in Metairie, La. A person familiar with the situation says decisions are still pending on a possible appeal of Payton's suspension or an interim coach should his season-long punishment be upheld. The person says Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and their staffs are in meetings at the team's suburban headquarters and focused primarily on preparations for next month's NFL draft.
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published Friday, March 30th, 2012