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Posted: Tuesday October 2, 2012 3:26PM ; Updated: Tuesday October 2, 2012 3:27PM

Payton won't request to attend Saints game

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Sean Payton last had contact with Drew Brees at August's Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
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Suspended New Orleans coach Sean Payton doesn't plan to ask the NFL for special permission to witness Saints quarterback Drew Brees breaking Johnny Unitas' NFL record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass.

The Saints (0-4) play the San Diego Chargers (3-1) on Sunday night, but Payton won't be there should Brees set the mark with a TD pass in 48 straight games, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.

"No, no," Payton said. "I've kind of got a full plate here. A handful of people texted me that. Right now, I'll be able to watch it, and shoot, just being able to watch it on TV is no different than being there in person. It's just an honor to be connected to this."

The league allowed suspended former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to attend Sunday's Seattle Seahawks-St. Louis Rams game, but Payton isn't going to push it.

-- The Sports Xchange

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