Posted April 16, 2012 on
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The Louisiana Legislature is asking the NFL to reconsider the penalties imposed on the New Orleans Saints because of its bounty program.
The formal request received final legislative passage with a 28-1 Senate vote Monday.
In the resolution, lawmakers say there is ''widespread public opinion throughout the state of Louisiana and beyond that the penalties imposed upon the Saints are too harsh and should be reconsidered.''
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended Saints coach Sean Payton for the 2012 season. General manager Mickey Loomis got an eight-game suspension, assistant coach Joe Vitt received six games and the club was fined $500,000. Two current Saints players and two former Saints players also have been suspended.
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NEW YORK—On any other year the thought of Drew Brees not being onsite for the start of the Saints workout program would be considered contract related.
Though Brees and the club are said to still be far apart on a new deal (with rumors consistently swirling otherwise), he is still leading the team in another way.
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Reports indicate that the NFLPA was made aware of Sean Pamphilon's recording of Gregg Williams' speech prior to its release to the public.
This is what I got with the first overall pick in my rookie draft!?!
You can still hear dynasty owners screaming from the rooftops as Mark Ingram was drafted first overall in many rookie drafts, then followed it up by averaging just 12 carries per game and having his season cut short by a turf toe injury for the Saints in 2011. For the year, Ingram was only able to post 474 yards...
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was not present during the team's voluntary offseason workouts on Monday.
Brees was actually in New York on Monday to meet with NFL officials to discuss the Saints "bounty" case, according to NFL Network's Albert Breer.
Brees was first in line last year during an organized players-only workout as the NFL dealt with its...
Amid all the hubbub surrounding the bountygate scandal, it’s easy to forget that the New Orleans Saints have done a heck of a job retaining most of their top talent during the free agency period. Add Courtney Roby to that list as James Varney of the Times-Picayune reports that the Saints reached an agreement with the special teams ace on a one-year contract.
An excellent tackler...
The NFL Players Association was aware of the video and audio files of former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams telling players to try and injure members of the San Francisco 49ers before the tapes were released to the public.
The NFLPA said it was given details of the recordings by Scott Fujita, a former member of the Saints and now on the union's executive...
John Clayton of ESPN made an appearance on Mike and Mike in the Morning and he indicated that both the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees have moved closer to getting a long-term deal done.
“You get the feeling they’ll get something done,” Clayton said. “It’s just going to be weeks, a couple of days, could take them a month. But overall, they’ve moved closer, not in the...
The Hornets are staying where they should.
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the NFL has stated that there were 22-27 players that were involved in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.
LaCanfora also mentioned that Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, safety Roman Harper and defensive end Will Smith will likely be hit the hardest.
My guess is that the minimum suspension will be at least one game for any player...