Found June 20, 2012 on NESN.com:
The NFL came down awfully hard on the New Orleans Saints this offseason for their alleged bounty program. Now it appears that commissioner Roger Goodell and the league are taking steps to ensure that those actions never take place again. After a meeting with Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the second-ranking democrat in the senate, on Wednesday, Goodell announced that the NFL would be taking steps to avoid any future payouts through programs such as creating an anonymous bounty tip line, according to CNN.com. Goodell made it explicitly clear in his news conference that the league has and will not...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Sen. Durbin, NFL's Goodell to meet about bounties

A high-ranking Senator will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to talk about bounties in professional football. The office of Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, says he and Goodell will meet for about 15 minutes Wednesday, then appear together at a news conference. The NFL has suspended players and coaches who were with the New Orleans Saints when the...

Senator calls off bounty hearing

A high-ranking senator is calling off a proposed hearing on bounties in professional sports because he is satisfied with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's response to the issue, including setting up an anonymous hotline. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, met with Goodell on Wednesday. The meeting came about three months after Durbin first said he wanted...

Roger Goodell Creates Bounty Tip Line

No Guts No Glory reports that NFL commish Roger Goodell is going to put a stop to bounty programs and that one tool he's be employing is a 'tip line' for players to call: After meeting with Sen.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Ryan Clark Tried To Warn Everyone About The Absolute Power Of Roger Goodell

The Pittsburgh Steelers as a team voted against ratifying the new CBA last summer and now it appears several players across the league wished they had done the same. Jim Corbett of the USA Today reported on Monday that Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Eric Winston expressed deep regret to his medium that the NFLPA didn't do more to curb the disciplinary and appeal powers of commissioner...

Refs File Suit vs NFL

Hot News for Other Roger Goodell

Saints Nation: Time to Move On as Fans from "Bountygate"

Something I've done in the painstakingly long "bountygate" process is accept that Roger Goodell is going to get his way, live with the fact that the Saints will be without numerous key coaches, front office members, and players, and just move on. I think it's time we all do that, honestly. Regardless of what side of the fence you sit on, at the end of the day, I...

Instead of questioning the commissioner, Drew Brees should tweet his appreciation for Roger Goodell

Superstar New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees used Twitter Monday night to say the National Football League (NFL) should provide evidence that his defensive colleagues ran a bounty program from 2009-2011. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell rightfully banished Saints linebacker Jonathan … Continue reading →

What sells and what what doesn’t when writing about the NFL

Writing the Pittsburgh Steelers on a daily a basis can be grueling, fun, intense and mysterious. Anyone who just jumps in and thinks “I can write. This is a piece of cake!” doesn’t have the first clue about what good sports writing or writing in general is all about. I still don’t!! I have found my drive and motivation comes from writing about something I truly love in the...

Coach Vitt challenges piece of NFL bounty evidence

Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt says a piece of evidence made public in the NFL's bounty investigation this week falsely portrays him pledging money to an incentive pool. Vitt says he has never pledged money for any type of performance incentives, let alone the bounty program that the NFL says the Saints ran from 2009 to 2011 under former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams...

Saints Coach Joe Vitt Offers to Take Lie Detector to Prove Truth About Bountygate

The New Orleans Saints have been at odds with the NFL all offseason, as the alleged bountygate scandal has dominated just about every football headline. While the suspended Saints players and coaches fight to clear their names of any wrongdoing, the NFL seems to be uninterested in the players claims. New Orleans interim head coach Joe Vitt, who has been suspended for the first six...

On the Steelers; Home games belong in Pittsburgh, not Ireland

Here we go Steelers! Here we go….. To Ireland. In what could only be viewed as a ‘what took so long’ announcement, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Chairman Emeritus Dan Rooney said yesterday that he would like the Steelers to play a regular season game in Ireland. As most of you know, Mr. Rooney was named the ambassador to Ireland by President Barack Obama not long after Obama was elected...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.