Thomson ReutersJanuary 22, 2013 13:00
* Payton to resume duties immediately
* Goodell satisfied Payton understands responsibility (Adds Payton statement, details)
Jan 22 (Reuters) - New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, who was suspended for a season for his part in a pay-for-pain bounty scandal, has been reinstated, the National Football League said on Tuesday.
"We had a very productive discussion," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "Sean fully complied with all the requirements imposed on him during his suspension.