This Actor Had Been Cast As Sean Payton In Movie Based On Saints' Bountygate Scandal
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Actor Kevin James has been cast to play New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton in an upcoming Netflix project about the infamous "Bountygate" scandal...

Remember, Payton was suspended for 1 year after the NFL found Saints defensive players were getting cash payouts from 2009 to 2011 for targeting and injuring opponents during games.

But, the movie doesn't sound like a dark look into the violent side of the scandal ... it's reportedly based on Payton's decision to focus on coaching his son's youth football team during his time away from the league.

The movie is being produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions -- so it seems the flick will be a lighthearted, family-friendly depiction of the situation ... despite the heavy and despicable nature of the suspension in the first place.

The movie is titled "Home Team" ... and Payton is reportedly heavily involved, according to Peter King -- who says Payton received a copy of the script and actually submitted a round of notes to producers.
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I’ll watch.
Reply19 days
Daniel Craig?
Reply28 days
Adam Sandler and Kevin James are friends. Sandler has said publicly he likes to make movies with his friends, this is likely one of them.
Reply28 days
Get the kid that played Malcom In The Middle if he got fat, and a big head in old age
Reply29 days
Should have been Kevin Connolly.
Reply29 days
Freaking mall cop fatarse playing Payton? Did this come from Cartman’s ideas when he was A.W.E.S.O.M.-O?
Reply29 days
I love that episode.
29 days
You get a fat dude with a water head to play Sean Payton??? My 3 year old grandson can cast better than that...
Reply29 days
Who will they get to play Knees?
Reply29 days
"Adman Sandler" Jesus H Christ how do you spell Adam wrong, Larry?
Reply29 days
Straight to cable guaranteed.
Reply29 days
Happy Madison takes on CSP during his suspension. Oh my, this just might be fantastic
Reply29 days
Seems more like Rob Ryan
Reply29 days
The movie isn’t about the bounty gate scandal. It’s about Sean in his suspension year coaching his kid’s team.
Reply29 days
The suspension year was right after his wife caught him cheating, and had him buying her the house in Dallas
27 days
I wonder if the movie will be called How The NFL fricked the Saints. Oh and Kevin James sucks.
Reply29 days
This has possibilities
Reply29 days
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