New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has left himself open to much criticism by buying a house in Dallas, Texas. Jeff Duncan, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Louisiana Superdome on October 31, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Courtesy---Jeff Duncan/Times-Picayune

The last time a prominent New Orleanian tried to buy a home in Dallas and commute to New Orleans it didn't work out well.

For the new homeowner or for the Crescent City.

I know it's unfair to compare New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton and former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, but the two now share something other than a Lombardi Gras parade toast: Controversy.