Back in January of 2009, FOX’s Jay Glazer reported that Saints head coach Sean Payton personally gave up $250,000 of his own salary to land Gregg Williams as the team’s defensive coordinator.
It was a bold move, and a necessary one, considering Williams was a hot commodity at the time.
Turns out, the Saints reimbursed Payton the quarter-million in week nine of this season, ESPN’s Ed Werder reports.
In the end, that was a great move on the part of Payton. The Saints were No. 1 in point differential and ranked third in turnover differential.