Suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is filing for divorce from his wife, Beth Payton. Payton had been married to his wife for almost 20 years (it would have been 20 years on July 11th, 2012) and is now filing for divorce. In the file it was stated that Payton’s reason for filing is “discord or conflict of personalities between Petitioner and Respondent that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.” This is an unfortunate situation that Payton is in as he will also be suspended for the entire NFL season as a result of the Saints’ bounty scandal.
Regardless of what is going on in Payton’s personal life it still does not change the fact that he is a great coach. It will not be easy but Payton will move on from this and he will be back on the football field next season. Payton’s divorce just goes to show you that everyone is human and unfortunately divorce is something that is all too common. I am sure Payton will be welcomed back with open arms when he returns from his suspension and he will get back on track making the Saints one of the best teams in the NFL.
Payton is having an incredibly difficult year so far and I am sure everything will work out for him in the long run. Right now the best thing Payton can do is take care of himself and focus on his children, Connor and Meghan. There is no doubt that the divorce will be very difficult on his two children and I can only imagine what they must be going through. I wish the best to Payton and his family and I hope that everything works out for him in the end.