In the fourth quarter, of last night’s Saints-Falcons Thursday Night Football game, Saints head coach Sean Payton appears to taunt Falcons running back Devonta Freeman during a heated back and forth exchange between the two.
In the replay you can see Freeman runs by Payton and the Saints coach says something to him. Freeman turns around and chirps back which leads to Payton to do the choke sign multiple times after Freeman’s run for no gain early in the fourt quarter
Here’s the replay
Peyton says he doesn’t remember making the gesture but Freeman calls BS.
Man, I saw it. That man don’t know nothing about choking. He ain’t where I’m from,” said Freeman, who grew up in Miami. “He don’t know about choking. He’s a good competitor. The ‘competes’ probably came out. But we don’t let that bother me. He don’t know nothing about choking…He ain’t going to get it off me. I’m a different animal. He’s tripping. But it’s all good.”
Unfortunately for Payton his team choked and gave up 10 fourth quarter points to the Falcons and lost the game after he made his choking gesture on the sidelines..
Now, the NFL isy looking into Payton’s actions on the sideline and may fine him.
Payton probably doesn’t deserve a fine but I’m glad that karma got him and bit him in the ass