Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 3/21/12

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 05: Commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodell speaks to members of the media during the NFL Commissioner Press Conference held at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center as part of media week for Super Bowl XLIV on February 5, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Commissioner of the National Football League once again has his fingerprints all over another mess in his never-ending efforts to ‘protect the shield.’ Earlier today, Roger Goodell, through the media of course, announced the penalties for the New Orleans Saints, their coaches and former coaches for their roles in ‘BountyGate.’ If you’ve been on another planet, this where it was revealed that the Saints former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (now with STL) was instituting a system in which his players would be paid extra for injuring the opponents’ key players. It even went so far as to whether they limped off the field or were carted off in terms of dollar amount. Goodell has now spoken. Saints’ Head Coach Sean Payton has been suspended for one full season. Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who is not with the Rams, has been suspended indefinitely and will not coach this season at all. General Manager Mickey Loomis has been suspended the first eight games and the...
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