Found March 21, 2012 on SportyFemale:
Super_bowl_xliv_7581

Sean Payton has been suspended a year, effective April 1, 2012

Roger Goodell has just handed down his punishment for the Saints and BountyGate and it’s obvious he’s looking to make a statement. Sean Payton, head coach of the New Orleans Saints, has been suspended for one-year. This will be effective starting on April 1, 2012.

Also, Gregg Williams, has been suspended indefinitely. Apparently, Goodell will be able to review this after the 2012 season with the ability to reinstate him.

On top of the suspensions, the Saints have been fined $500,000 as well as Mickey Loomis for the same amount. Loomis will also suffer a 8 game suspension. The Saints will lose a 2nd round draft pick for 2012 and 2013.

Saints assistant coach, Joe Vitt was suspended for 6 games and fined $100,000.

As more news becomes available, we will be sure to update you.

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Saints fans can buy “Free Payton” t-shirts

Photo from NFL.com It looks like Saints fans  and the city if New Orleans has found a way to deal with the smack down that the NFL laid on their beloved football team. One of the penalties that the NFL handed out to the Saints was that their head coach Sean Payton would be suspended  for an entire year, so he’ll miss the 2012 season. To support the Saints and Payton, you can...

Saints tackle blasts Payton ban

Saints defensive tackle Tom Johnson launched a passionate defense of Sean Payton, describing the head coach's league-imposed yearlong ban for his part in the bounty program scandal as "not right." "We knew there would be some type [of punishment], but not this," Johnson told the Sun Herald. The Super Bowl-winning coach was suspended by the NFL for the entire...

Sean Payton & Saints Punished for Bounty Scandal

The NFL has suspended Sean Payton for one year stemming from the Bounty Program scandal in New Orleans. General Manager Mickey Loomis has also been dealt an eight-game suspension, and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been suspended indefinitely - namely as he was said to be a ringleader in the scandal. And assistant head coach Joe Vitt has been fined his salary for...

Bountygate: Roger Goodell trancripts on Sean Payton, Saints punishment

Huge huge day for NFL news. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton gets suspended for an entire season- costing him $7.5 million. Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is banned from football indefinitely. From Los Sports Blog: When news broke in early March 2012 that the New Orleans Saints had instituted a bounty system dated as far back as 2009, the immediate question was...

NFL Slams Saints For Bounty-Gate

The NFL announced that New Orleans Saints Head Coach, Sean Payton, will be suspended without pay, for the entire 2012 season for his involvement in the team's bounty program. Payton's suspension will begin on April 1. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also suspended the team's former Defensive Coodintator, Gregg Williams, indefinitely, and handed Saints General Manager...

Text of NFL statement on Bountygate

Commissioner Roger Goodell notified the New Orleans Saints today of the discipline that will be imposed on team management for violations of the NFL's long-standing "bounty" rule that endangered player safety over a three-year period. Discipline for individual players involved in the Saints' prohibited program continues to be under review with the NFL Players Association...

BREAKING: Sean Payton suspended one-year for bounty program

Saints hit hard for hitting hard: suspensions, fines all justified for Bounty program, lying

SCOTT JACOBS The wait is over! And for the Saints, the punishment fits the crime. After a bounty scandal investigation uncovered lying and cheating over a 3 year period in New Orleans, Roger Goodell hit the Saints hard today for going against everything he wants the league to be. Citing safety as his chief concern, with the simple goal of extinguishing bounty programs not just...

An historic day in the NFL (and other notes)

Saints Punishment, Raiders fallout Most of you will already be aware of the historic punishment that Commissioner Roger Goodell handed to the New Orleans Saints in response to the unfolding bounty scandal that has been the talk of the football world. If you're not aware of it, you can read more here. The point to take away for Raiders fans is that head coach Dennis Allen...
Saints News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.