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The NFL announced that New Orleans Saints Head Coach, Sean Payton, will be suspended without pay, for the entire 2012 season for his involvement in the team's bounty program. Payton's suspension will begin on April 1. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also suspended the team's former Defensive Coodintator, Gregg Williams, indefinitely, and handed Saints General Manager, Mickey Loomis, an eight game suspension. Goodell also fined the team $500,000 and took away their second-round draft picks in 2012 and 2013.
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It looks like Saints fans and the city if New Orleans has found a way to deal with the smack down that the NFL laid on their beloved football team.
One of the penalties that the NFL handed out to the Saints was that their head coach Sean Payton would be suspended for an entire year, so he’ll miss the 2012 season.
To support the Saints and Payton, you can...
Saints defensive tackle Tom Johnson launched a passionate defense of Sean Payton, describing the head coach's league-imposed yearlong ban for his part in the bounty program scandal as "not right."
"We knew there would be some type [of punishment], but not this," Johnson told the Sun Herald.
The Super Bowl-winning coach was suspended by the NFL for the entire...
The NFL has suspended Sean Payton for one year stemming from the Bounty Program scandal in New Orleans.
General Manager Mickey Loomis has also been dealt an eight-game suspension, and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been suspended indefinitely - namely as he was said to be a ringleader in the scandal.
And assistant head coach Joe Vitt has been fined his salary for...
Huge huge day for NFL news. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton gets suspended for an entire season- costing him $7.5 million. Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is banned from football indefinitely.
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When news broke in early March 2012 that the New Orleans Saints had instituted a bounty system dated as far back as 2009, the immediate question was...
Commissioner Roger Goodell notified the New Orleans Saints today of the discipline that will be imposed on team management for violations of the NFL's long-standing "bounty" rule that endangered player safety over a three-year period.
Discipline for individual players involved in the Saints' prohibited program continues to be under review with the NFL Players Association...
The wait is over! And for the Saints, the punishment fits the crime. After a bounty scandal investigation uncovered lying and cheating over a 3 year period in New Orleans, Roger Goodell hit the Saints hard today for going against everything he wants the league to be. Citing safety as his chief concern, with the simple goal of extinguishing bounty programs not just...
Saints Punishment, Raiders fallout
Most of you will already be aware of the historic punishment that Commissioner Roger Goodell handed to the New Orleans Saints in response to the unfolding bounty scandal that has been the talk of the football world.
If you're not aware of it, you can read more here.
The point to take away for Raiders fans is that head coach Dennis Allen...