Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/23/12
Although the reelection of executive director DeMaurice Smith was the biggest NFL Players Association news Thursday, the biggest buzz at the union's annual meeting was generated by the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. "I know that it's dominating a lot of conversations," Buffalo Bills strong safety George Wilson told me and co-host Jim Miller on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "Everybody has an opinion on it." The NFL announced heavy sanctions against the Saints on Wednesday after concluding an investigation that proved former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams administered an illegal bounty program between 2009 and 2011. New Orleans defenders were financially compensated for injuring opposing offensive players. Williams, who left the team in January to become defensive coordinator in St. Louis, was suspended indefinitely Wednesday by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Saints head coach Sean Payton was suspended for the entire 2012 season. General manager Mickey Loomis (eight-game suspensio...
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