Saints Punishment Will Cost Sean Payton $7.5 Million

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton apparently isn't taking his one-year bountygate suspension too well, with Jay Glazer reporting that the coach was stunned by the news. Perhaps even more shocking than the severity of the punishment is how much Payton stands to lose from it. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Payton will also lose one year's salary:

That is a massive amount of money, even for a wealthy and successful NFL head coach. What happens to the extra cash remains to be seen. For now, the Saints will have to figure who will take over the team in the interim, likely either offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael or defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.

For more on Payton's suspension, stay tuned SB Nation's ongoing StoryStream and head over to the Saints blog Canal Street Chronicles.

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