Payton plans to block social media in locker room next season


NEW ORLEANS, LA – SEPTEMBER 20: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints watches action during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 20, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – NFL players are just like everyone else – they like to share their lives on social media.

But according to Saints Head Coach Sean Payton, inside the locker room before a game should be off limits.

He doesn’t want players sharing too much in the run up to the games, and he has a plan to stop it.

The coach appeared on a national radio show and said he plans to install social media blockers in the Saints locker room.

He called it a “simple scrambler” that would block social media use two hours before a game.

Payton said he wants his players focused during that time. He notices players getting antsy for their phones when they haven’t had a break in a while.

You can hear the full interview here.


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