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NFL fines Sean Payton for running onto field in Atlanta

Coach Payton wasn't a fan of the refs most of the contest. Source: Nola.com Coach Payton wasn't a fan of the refs most of the contest. Source: Nola.com
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was fined $10,000 by the NFL for running onto the field during the Atlanta Falcons game on Dec. 7.

Payton received a penalty in the fourth quarter of the game for unsportsmanlike conduct. The penalty came after Payton tried to call a timeout and essentially ended the game in a Saints loss.

"I called a timeout, and then [the referee] asked me again and I said I've already called the timeout," Payton said after the game, explaining why he was penalized. "Probably said it with a little bit more vigor than I was supposed to, but I had enough. I have to be smarter than that."

The Saints lost 20-17, but remain in control of the NFC South Division.

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