Sean Payton says Bengals will be paid for broken fire alarm
Posted: 1:25 PM, Nov 12, 2018
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<p>CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints shakes hands with head coach Marvin Lewis of the Cincinnati Bengals at the end of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. New Orleans defeated Cincinnati 51-14. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)</p>
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said he broke a blaring fire alarm in visitor's locker room at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium and that he intends to ensure the repairs are paid for.
Payton said it would be "a little sensationalist" to say he "destroyed" the fire alarm and that the act was not intended as a motivational ploy.
Rather, Payton said the alarm had been blaring for what seemed to him like 10 minutes and that he "needed the noise to stop" as he prepared his team to play against the Bengals.