APNewsBreak: Source: Payton to appeal suspension

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New Orleans coach Sean Payton leaves the NFL owners meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Facing a season-long suspension for his role in the Saints' bounties program, Payton planned to meet with Bill Parcells, his former boss, on Tuesday, a conversation that will include who will coach New Orleans this coming season. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says that Saints coach Sean Payton will file an appeal of his season-long suspension with the NFL on Friday.

The person says the appeal will also ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his guidance on the parameters of the suspension. The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because the league nor the Saints have announced Payton's plan to appeal.

Goodell suspended Payton for his role in connection with New Orleans' bounty system.

Goodell said at NFL meetings this week in Florida that Payton could have some contact with the team but did not go into detail.