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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell finally made his ruling on the Saints Bounty Scandal, handing out a severe punishment. New Orleans Head Coach Sean Payton will be suspended for the entire 2012 season.
Goodell also suspended General Manager Mickey Loomis for eight games and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams indefinitely. The Saints will be fined 500,000 dollars and will relinquish their second-round picks in 2012 and 2013.
Analysts can now debate whether the punishment justifies the means, but under the circumstances, the Saints deserved a harsh punishment. During their run to the Super Bowl title in 2009, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams handed out cash rewards for injuring opposing players. In particular, the Saints' defense went after opposing quarterbacks Kurt Warner and Brett Favre.
Williams is most at fault, which explains why his suspension is indefinite, but being that Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis knew of the bounty program, they are at fault for not pu...
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