Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/21/12

The punishment handed down to the Saints by the NFL as a result of their bounty program is the harshest in NFL history. Before Wednesday, there was speculation that New Orleans would have to pay massive fines and have to forfeit draft picks, Gregg Williams would face the heaviest sanctions, and Sean Payton would be suspended for a few games. All of that is true aside from the Payton part, as the Saints coach has been suspended for a full year. Many believe the punishment is over the top, but the always-outspoken Chris Kluwe fully supported Goodell and the person who sold the Saints out via his Twitter account:

The decision is only several hours old, but Kluwe’s opinion is the strongest we’ve seen since the news broke. The Payton suspension left the Saints coach “stunned” and Drew Brees “shocked,” but there are plenty of people like Kluwe who believe the sanctions will help preserve the integrity and safety of the game. The Vikings punter just happened to express it quite eloquently.

Thanks to Jimmy Traina for providing the edited tweets

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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