During the playoff game between the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints, a Lions fan called in two threatening phone calls to the Superdome. His name happens to be Shawn Payton which is close to the former Saints coach Sean Payton. He pleaded guilty to a felony charge and could serve up to 5 years in prison and pay a 250,000 dollar fine. Payton also happens to be an Auburn Tigers fan. JUMP!
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Payton, who lives in Jackson, Michigan, cited anger management problems as his reasoning for calling in the threats. There were 73,000 people in attendance at the game. Payton apologized to Saints fans in an interview.
“I’m not a bad person. I was just so proud of the Lions finally making the playoffs for the first time in God knows how long,” he said. “I got caught up in the heat of the moment, and I seriously, highly regret making those calls.”
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