Found May 15, 2012 on With Leather:
Trust me, folks – I hate talking any level of politics on this here sports humor blog, but sometimes I just can’t help but slap my forehead at the time management of our great nation’s elected officials. Today’s tale of “WTF, politicians?” comes from Louisiana, where state senators have voted almost unanimously to demand that the NFL reconsider the punishments handed down to the New Orleans Saints for their role in BOUNTY GATE: THE GATE THAT INVOLVED BOUNTIES™. Back in March, Rep. Cameron Henry, a Republican from the fine parish of Jefferson, introduced House Concurrent Resolution 50, which basically says that the NFL was wrong to fine the Saints half a million and suspend coach Sean Payton for the year. The bill passed 28-1 and now the Louisiana state legislature demands action by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, or else they will not show their **** for beads. I think that’s how this works. “There is widespread public opinion throughout the state of Louisiana and beyond that the p...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
POLITICS AS USUAL

Louisiana senate appeals to NFL

By a vote of 28 to 1, the Louisiana state senate passed a resolution that requests the NFL reconsider the suspensions handed down to Saints players and coaches.

Brian Brohm May Soon Be Signed By The New Orleans Saints

Garland Gillen, a sports reporter for WWL TV in New Orleans is reporting that former Cardinal quarterback Brian Brohm may soon be signed the Saints. Brohm participated in the Saints minicamp over the weekend. Brian apparently had an impressive showing in the Big Easy. Saints assistant coach Joe Vitt says the team would like to sign another quarterback before the offseason organized...

Saints Nation: Who Kicks for the Saints in 2012 - Garrett Hartley or John Kasay?

When Garrett Hartley injured himself in 2011 forcing the Saints to seek outside help to get a kicker on their roster, I suggested that as good as Hartley was, he might be more trouble than he was worth. As I said back then, "If your kicker can't consistently give you 16 games every season then you're dealing with a serious problem". Well, for 4 straight seasons...

Saints Nation: Greg Romeus Poised To Make an Impact

When the Saints drafted defensive end Greg Romeus out of Pittsburgh in the 7th round last year, they knew they were getting a recovering injured player that may need to sit out his rookie season. Romeus was decorated in college, finishing with 4 sacks his freshman year, 7.5 sacks his sophomore year and 8 sacks his junior year. Unfortunately for Romeus, in 2010, he first suffered...

Report: Saints to leave Payton's seat empty

Though Joe Vitt will coach the New Orleans Saints in Sean Payton's absence, no one will sit in the suspended coach's chair while he's away. The team plans to leave Payton's seat on the bus and plane empty this season as well as in meetings, according to a report in The Times-Picayune of New Orleans. Vitt told the paper that coach's absence is already felt...

Saints Nation: Jed Collins' Epic Tweet

What more needs to be said than this?? Worst thing you can do against a champion is count them out Do you hear the world's opinion on the @Saints?#BringIt#UsAgainstTheWorld — Jedidiah Collins (@JedCollins45) May 15, 2012

Drew Brees: Contract talks “extremely frustrating”

(Chris Graythen/Getty Images) With everything that has happened this offseason for the Saints, having their franchise quarterback frustrated and without a long term deal is the last thing they need. “It’s extremely frustrating for me, but here we are,” Brees told WWL Radio in New Orleans. “I know I’m certainly committed to getting a long-term deal, as I have been throughout...

Drew Brees and Saints still not close on an extension

The biggest name still franchise tagged is probably the Saints’ Drew Brees, with apologies to the Bears’ Matt Forte and the Ravens’ Ray Rice. However, the two sides are still not any closer on a long term deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter reported the same thing 2 weeks ago. Before the draft, it sounded like the two sides were making progress, but reports...

La. Senate votes to formally approach NFL about "too harsh" bounty penalties

The Louisiana State Senate voted to formally request the NFL reconsider penalties against the team as a result of the bounty program the Saints allegedly employed under defensive coordinator Gregg Wiliams. Williams, who left to become defensive coordinator of the Rams in December, was suspended indefinitely and Saints coach Sean Payton was suspended for the 2012 season, as was...

Separate hearings to be heard in bounty case challenging Goodell

Players appealing suspensions stemming from their alleged involvement in the Saints' bounty scandal will collectively have two hearings and likely two different arbitrators in their challenges of Commissioner Roger Goodell's jurisdiction. Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Scott Fujita and Will Smith are appealing suspensions beginning with a hearing Wednesday to be heard...

Fired MLB arbitrator Das central figure in Saints' player appeals

League and team officials have steadfastly suggested that there is little or perhaps even no correlation between the NFL's bounty suspensions of four current and former New Orleans players and the various sanctions imposed on Major League Baseball players for violations of that game's drug policy. But there figures to be some uneasiness in the NFL offices over the next...

Yep, A "Free Sean Payton" rap song exists (Video)

Thanks to the world of YouTube, the world of fans creating rap songs for their favorite team is now easier than ever to share with the world. Check out this new track by rapper 504 PhatBoi's called, "Free Sean Payton" calling for the NFL to let the Saints head coach off the hook for "Bountygate": (Courtesy of Sweater Punch)
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.