Found March 23, 2012 on Unathletic:

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for one year, the team will lose its second round pick in 2012 and ’13 and pay $500,000 as a result of the NFL’s bounty investigation, the league announced Wednesday.

One year is a BIG suspension. I guess I would take to the sauce myself – Dude, you’re suspended for one year, that sucks. Use that time to clean up your act, don’t fall off the wagon.


Saints fans can buy “Free Payton” t-shirts

Photo from 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...

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...

FOX Sports considers hiring Saints head coach Sean Payton

In the culmination as to what has been one of the wildest weeks in the NFL offseason in memory, FOX Sports is considering hiring New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton as an on-air personality. According to the New York Times, Fox Sports was the only network which broadcasts NFL games which was reported to be interested in hiring Payton for the 2012 season. ESPN,...

Sean Payton should be fired as head coach of the New Orleans Saints

The NFL league office handed down their punishment on the Gregg Williams “Bounty Gate” scandal and New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton received a one-year suspension. This isn’t the first time the NFL league office has come sniffing around the New Orleans Saints while under the direction of head coach Sean Payton. Saints owner Tom Benson had a tenuous relationship...

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...

Sean Payton & Saints Punished for Bounty Scandal

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...

Mike Freeman Dislikes Nerds, Especially Arrogant Nerd Tyrants

If you want to use the punishment handed down from the NFL against the Saints as an opportunity to make a troll faces and cruelly heap derision on Who Dat Nation, by all means. I’m indulging quite a bit myself. I greatly anticipate Sean Payton being forced to spend a year wandering the Earth in an effort to come to grips with his disgrace. Make no mistake, however, that this entire...

NFL Slams Saints For Bounty-Gate

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...

Bountygate: Roger Goodell trancripts on Sean Payton, Saints punishment

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. From Los Sports Blog: 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...


Coach Payton and Saints have been disciplined by the NFL for their role in bounty schemes. The players are next. In an unprecedented move, NFL commissioner ROGER GOODELL has suspended New Orleans Saints head coach SEAN PAYTON for the entire 2012 season without pay for his involvement in the team’s bounty program. Saints GM MICKEY LOOMIS has been suspended for eight games and former...

BountyGate Punishment Handed Down

Sean Payton has been suspended a year, effective April 1, 2012 Roger Goodell has just handed down his punishment for the Saints and BountyGate and it’s obvious he’s looking to make a statement. Sean Payton, head coach of the New Orleans Saints, has been suspended for one-year. This will be effective starting on April 1, 2012. Also, Gregg Williams, has been suspended indefinitely...

BREAKING: Sean Payton suspended one-year for bounty program

Tebow Going to Jets, Not Packers

The Jets, even with Mark Sanchez entrenched as quarterback, gave up fourth- and sixth-round picks to get Tim Tebow. Meanwhile, the NFL drops a one-year suspension on Sean Payton for his role in the Saints' 'bounty' program.
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