$8 million Year Salary Will Make Sean Payton Highest Paid Coach In Sports

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The nightmare that was Bounty Gate is almost over, and even though they won’t make the playoffs, the New Orleans Saints have a bright future ahead of them.

The loss of Sean Payton highlighted the teams struggles, which in turned became leverage for him and new contract extension.  

That year suspension also turned into a lucrative vacation for Payton, who according to Ed Werder of ESPN will now be American sports highest paid coach with an $8 million a year average.

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is America’s highest paid coach currently at $7.5 million.  Hows that for a year-long vacation, take that Roger.