Posted March 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
Sean Payton says he is sorry for the bounty scandal that has resulted in his season-long suspension and that he takes ''full responsibility'' for it. In a written statement released by the New Orleans Saints on Friday evening, Payton says he shares and fully supports the NFL's concerns and goals concerning player safety. Payton also says that respecting the game and the NFL shield - a reference to the league's famous logo - is extremely important to him. The coach says the Saints will implement all necessary protections and protocols, and that he will be ''more vigilant going forward.'' Payton says he also thanks team owner Tom Benson, his players and Saints fans ''for their overwhelming support.''

Fans Create T-shirts To Support Saints Head Coach Sean Payton

A day after New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton received a one-year suspension -- given to him by the NFL -- fans have came up with a support system for their beloved head coach.A website -- Dirty Coast -- has created a "Free Sean Payton" t-shirt. Another website -- Fleurty Girl -- has also come out with t-shirts to support Payton that read, "Free Payton"...

Sean Payton To Lose $5.8 Million Due To Suspension

Times may get hard for suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, as ESPN is reporting that the coach will lose up towards $5.8 million -- due to the NFL suspension he received from the league of his knowledge of the bounty program that was taking place with the Saints.Payton suspension will begin on April 1 with the suspension ending the day after Super Bowl XLVII, on...

Will Sean Payton Become An Analyst?

During his impending year away from coaching the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League, for his suspension due to the bounty scandal, will Sean Payton entertain offers to become a pundit and prognosticator? Should he be allowed to? Sean Payton celebrates the Saints' Super Bowl title. (Photo by Derek Bridges via Wikimedia Commons) How Will Sean Payton Spend His Year...

Saints tackle blasts Payton ban

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...

NFL Comes Down Hard On Payton And Williams For Saints Bouty-gate; Now The Players Must Also

Sean Payton is gone for an entire season. Gregg Williams gets a Mike Vick-esq “indefinite” suspension. These are big-time penalties. That much is obvious. The hammer has been dropped. I want to go a different direction with this, though. I want to talk about the NFL players. The last major on-field, organizational incident involved the New England Patriots. That would be spy...

Kluwe wants Vilma 'banned for life'

Opinionated Vikings punter Chris Kluwe believes that Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma "should be banned for life" by the NFL for his alleged integral role in the team's bounty program. 

Jeremy Shockey tweets screen shot of a text conversation with Sean Payton to prove their relationship is fine

After word surfaced that Sean Payton had been suspended for a full year as part of the punishment for the Saints bounty program, Warren Sapp accused Jeremy Shockey of being the “snitch.” Sapp sent out a tweet despite the fact that he had absolutely no evidence for what he was saying, and Shockey was understandably furious over it. Jeremy blasted Warren for the tweet and we told...

Bill Belichick, Patriots Got Off Easy With Spygate Penalties in Comparison to Sean Payton, Saints

It was Week 1 of the NFL season in 2007, when the view of the Patriots' pristine dynasty first began to crumble. Tom Brady and the Pats were paying a visit to the division rival Jets that week, and the reloaded roster was about to embark on one of the single-greatest seasons in sports history. But before the near perfect season was underway and even prior to all those broken...

Jeremy Shockey tweets picture of text message conversation with Sean Payton to prove he wasn't Bountygate snitch

Yesterday, NFL star Warren Sapp accused former New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey (currently a member of the Carolina Panthers) of being the snitch in the Saints' Bountygate scandal. Shockey vehemently denied the accusations, and today, even tweeted a screencap of a text message he just had with Sean Payton, the Saints' head coach who was suspended for the entire...

Wednesday Waypoints: Roger Goodell Edition

To those of you who believe Goodell’s suspension of Sean Payton for a year is just, give me a break. This is football. These guys are already paid millions of dollars to do exactly what they were doing. Hit and hurt. /END Aaron Murray is not ashamed – Throw The Flag Sean Payton Suspended For A Full Year – The … Continue reading …

NFL Annual Owners Meeting starts Monday, rules changes coming?

The NFL annual owners meeting is in Palm Beach, Florida this year, starting Monday and ending on Wednesday. Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak Sunday to kick off the event. Several issues are on the table as usual. One hot button topic will surely be the Saint’s Bountygate scandal. All 32 teams will be there, but we haven’t received any word on whether recently...
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