The NFL announced Head Coach Sean Payton has been reinstated, effective immediately. Coach Payton may attend the Senior Bowl this week and can resume his duties as head coach of the Saints.

Ya think Roger Goodell is trying to save some face before he has to go to New Orleans for the Superbowl?

According to an NFL.com story,

"We had a very productive discussion," Goodell said in a statement. "Sean fully complied with all the requirements imposed on him during his suspension. More important, it is clear that Sean understands and accepts his responsibilities as a head coach and the vital role that coaches play in promoting player safety and setting an example for how the game should be played at all levels. We are committed to delivering football that fans love and the safety players deserve. Coach Payton agrees and I look forward to working with him going forward to do that."

The reinstatement means Payton will be able to resume his roll as acting Saints Head Coach immediately.