Statement From Saints Head Coach Sean Payton
I am thankful today Commissioner Goodell has granted me reinstatement. As I stated back in March, I, along with Mickey Loomis, take full responsibility for all aspects of our football program.
I clearly recognize that mistakes were made, which led to league violations.
Furthermore, I have assured the Commissioner a more diligent protocol will be followed.
Lastly, I feel we have learned from our mistakes and are ready to move forward. I want to thank our owner, Mr. Benson and all of our great fans for the overwhelming support throughout this past year.
I am excited to be back as Head Coach of the New Orleans Saints!
Statement from Saints Owner/Chairman of the Board Tom Benson
We are all thankful that Sean Payton has been reinstated. We have a lot of work to do and we are in the middle of it right now.
He is our head coach and we welcome him back.
We look forward to a great 2013 season and making another run at a World Championship for our fans!
Source: New Orleans Media