Posted August 16, 2012

Plane with “Free Payton” banner flies over Saints’ practice

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A group supporting Saints coach Sean Payton flew a plane over training camp Thursday. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images Sport)

A plane with a banner reading “Free Payton” flew over the New Orleans Saints’ practice Thursday, reports The Advocate‘s Sheldon Mickles.

Mickles reports the plane, which flew over the training camp practice for 15 minutes, is owned by “Saints fan and United Airlines pilot Philip Marshall” and was paid for by fans upset at the year-long suspension of head coach Sean Payton.

The group also runs the website FreePayton.org.

“We’re going to set a world record,” group member Randolph Chapman told Mickles. “We’re going to fly every day until they release him.”

Payton was suspended for his alleged role in the bounty program run by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.


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