[QUOTE=Beerfish;3536315]Then he should flat out say that at the beginning of the meetings. Make no bones about it at all but he doesn't. He should have only invited the owners to these 'onwers' meetings and told all coaches and GM's to stay home and stfu if that is the case. The issue isn't who makes the final decisions but the end arounds and 'just trust mes' he puts forth.
The man is not up front and forth right at all. He has proven it time and again.[/QUOTE]
Didn't read the article but I'm pretty sure it's always been known that the owners are the only ones to get to vote. They are after all the owners of their teams.
If Payton has a problem he should talk to his owner.