Back when Sean Payton was on top of the world, he decided he'd like to go Hollywood. So he typed up the bare bones of a script, and as we learned this morning, handed it over to convicted felon Mike Ornstein to shop around. Nothing seems to have come of the project, and with Ornstein heavily implicated in the Saints' bounty scandal, it's hard to imagine anything will. For posterity, here was Payton's story:
The movie, currently titled "The Xbox Kid," is about a boy from a poor family in New Orleans who starts controlling the outcome of NFL games through a refurbished Xbox given to him by his grandfather following a devastating hurricane.
Payton said he envisions the movie as both a sports film and an inspirational story about the city's recovery.