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Will Sean Payton's Legal Problems Distract The Saints?

As the Green Bay Packers look to rise to the top of the NFC this season, the Saints remain the biggest obstacle. Not just because they're the defending champs, but also they torched the Packers back in 2008 in a game that was similar to the playoff loss at Arizona.

But the distraction of a civil lawsuit and potential criminal charges loom as a major distraction for them next season. It's possible it won't make a difference come game time, but it can't possibly help them in any way. Canal Street Chronicles has the entire rundown, and it could involve assistant head coach Joe Vitt too, who is seated next to Sean Payton in the photo.