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We can now finally start putting the Bounty Gate scandal behind us now. NFL.com is reporting that league commissioner Roger Goodell ended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton’s season-long suspension Tuesday, and reinstated him immediately. The two men reportedly met on Monday and had a good productive conversation.
“We had a very productive discussion,” said commissioner Goodell. “Sean fully complied with all the requirements imposed on him during his suspension. More important, it is clear that Sean understands and accepts his responsibilities as a head coach and the vital role that coaches play in promoting player safety and setting an example for how the game should be played at all levels. We are committed to delivering football that fans love and the safety players deserve. Coach Payton agrees and I look forward to working with him going forward to do that.”
Payton released a brief statement on the matter.
“I am thankful today Commissioner Goodell has granted me reinstatement,” Payton said in a statement released by the Saints. “As I stated back in March, ‘I, along with Mickey Loomis, take full responsibility for all aspects of our football program.’
“I clearly recognize that mistakes were made, which led to league violations. Furthermore, I have assured the Commissioner a more diligent protocol will be followed. Lastly, I feel we have learned from our mistakes and are ready to move forward. I want to thank our owner, Mr. Benson and all of our great fans for the overwhelming support throughout this past year.
“I am excited to be back as head coach of the New Orleans Saints!”
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Sean Payton returned to work Wednesday following a nearly yearlong suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty program.
The newly reinstated New Orleans Saints coach watched Senior Bowl practice and planned to meet later in the day with the staff to evaluate a defense that struggled during a 7-9 season and opened with four straight losses. Payton said there's plenty of...
The New Orleans Saints have their leader back on the sidelines. Head coach Sean Payton met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday and was reinstated from his season-long suspension, the league announced. The reinstatement is immediate, meaning Payton can attend this week's Senior Bowl and resume his duties as head coach of the team. In the meeting, Payton took responsibility...
Hopefully, this will be the end of Bounty Scandal and we call all move on with our lives. ESPN is reporting that Payton has been reinstated and can resume his duties as the Saints head coach.
We happened to see the story this morning on Deadspin about the Mardi Gras parade float featuring a giant vagina eating Roger Goodell. Now that’s a helluva way to kickoff Super Bowl XLVII festivities in New Orleans.
The Krewe du Vieux happened Saturday night in the French Quarter and didn’t fail in it’s goal of being “noted for wild satirical and adult themes.” Of course...
With the Super Bowl rapidly approaching and the city
of New Orleans being the host city, the fans of New Orleans now have a little
more to cheer about. After serving a season long suspension for his involvement
in the ‘Bounty-gate’ scandal, Sean Payton has been reinstated immediately as
the head coach of the New Orleans Saints.
Gregg Rosenthal reported that after a meeting...
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated New Orleans Saints
coach Sean Payton following a season-long suspension for his role
in the team's bounty scandal.
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The Super Bowl is headed to New Orleans this year, let the games begin. I personally have no issue with anything against Roger Goodell, I really don’t like the guy. This float is just terrible. It’s so aggressive.
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Gregg Williams, the former Saints defensive coordinator, who was suspended indefinitely for orchestrating a bounty system the league...
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