ESPN.com and the NFL Network are reporting that Saints head coach Sean Payton has been fined $10,000 by the league for improperly entering the playing field during last Thursday's game against Atlanta.

The NFL also fined Seattle's head coach Pete Carroll for a similar offense.

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Payton had taken exception to several calls during the game, including a penalty on the Saints right before halftime that negated a field goal, a roughing penalty that gave the Falcons a first down and a few other calls.

Late in the game, Payton rushed onto the field, saying he was asking for a timeout, instead he received a penalty.