Drew Brees guest-starred on "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" on Tuesday, taking on extreme adventure challenges led by the outdoor survival expert. His head coach, Sean Payton, tuned in for the episode.
And what he saw horrified him: The New Orleans Saints' franchise quarterback was jumping out of helicopters, wrestling crocodiles and courting the most extreme forms of danger.
The morning after, Payton remained worked up about the episode.
"What I saw the other night was completely ... it was a lot different than how it was described to me," said Payton, according to WWLTV. "I'm sure that we will look closely at the structure of his contract. It was pretty unbelievable."
Payton explained that Brees had cleared the event with the team, but that some of the details were glossed over -- including the crocodile.
"I didn't envision the environment or the set up to be like that," Payton said. "I don't know that I have talked to him or grabbed him about it but I am sure it was a great experience for him.
"Look, I am sure they had a lot of other precautionary measures that we can't see on TV. You've watched these shows, every time you go to a commercial break they are taking about how this might be death. So I am sure they had him in safe hands."
Payton did mention, though, that such antics might come up during the next round of contract negotiations.
At the end of his press conference, Payton set up a friendly little prank for Brees, who was due up next:
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Payton probably has the right to be upset, given that his team's offense -- and likely his own job -- depends on a healthy Brees. But given that the team has been aggressively promoting his appearance on "Running Wild," Payton's public fussing is likely the last of this minor dust-up.