Found August 25, 2012 on Football Nation:
Weathering the StormIt is no secret that New Orleans is a place known for partying and having fun, but in 2005 a gloom fell over the city in the form of a natural disaster.Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005, changing the city forever.We soon learned that even when left homeless, car-less, and jobless, the spirit of those native to the Big Easy couldn't be broken.Perseverance is innate for those all throughout the city. It has also proven to be contagious for people from all over the world, who now call New Orleans home.There is a special group of individuals, who since March, have been showing the same kind of steadfastness. The New Orleans Saints.On March 2, 2012, the NFL declared that they had evidence of a bounty scandal originating in 2009. After the investigation, league commissioner Roger Goodell handed down arguably the worst sanctions given in league history.Gregg Williams (former defensive coordinator) was suspended indefinitely, while Sean Payton (hea...
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