Found April 21, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

In an article which attempts to analyze the various ways Roger Goodell could hand down punishment to individual members of the Saints defense, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News opines that Goodell will not suspend all of the affected players concurrently.  He believes that forcing all the suspended players to sit out at the same time would be “vindictive” and would essentially wipe out the Saints defense for several games.

Myers believes the sum total of punishments incurred in the wake of the Bountygate scandal is the closest thing the NFL has seen to the so-called “death penalty,” a term usually associated with the NCAA.

Interestingly, Gary Myers has a real problem with Joe Vitt taking over as interim coach in Sean Payton’s absence.  Vitt, he argues, played a significant role not only in misleading the league about the Saints’ pay-for-performance system, but also in delivering incomplete information about it to Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis.


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