Greg Aiello of the NFL wouldn’t provide any details regarding the previous report that Sean Payton’s contract has been voided.
“Our office has made no determination on Sean Payton’s contract status with the Saints for next year,” said Aiello, per Ian Rapoport.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that NFL has voided the contract of Saints head coach Sean Payton.
Payton signed a three-year extension that had him under contract through the 2015 season. The league voided the deal because it included a clause that would have allowed Payton to walk away from the deal if GM Mickey Loomis was suspended, fired or left the New Orleans organization.
There some in the league who believe that Payton’s contract would “toll,” or not count against his current deal given that he has been suspended for an entire season, but there are others who don’t see it that way.
Payton could end up being available to sign elsewhere at the end of the 2012 season and there have been rumors of him running the Cowboys for awhile now. I’m sure we’ll hear much more regarding this possibility in the coming weeks.