Found March 22, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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 2012 season without pay Wednesday. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suggested Payton's penalty was heightened by his apparent attempts to disguise the practice, in which defensive players received cash bonuses for injuring opponents, when the league made inquiries. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis also received an eight-game suspension, and assistant head coach Joe Vitt was hit with a six-game ban, while the team was ordered to pay a $500,000 fine and surrender a second-round draft pick in both 2012 and 2013. Johnson said he was stunned by the scale of Payton's punishment. "My agent c...

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 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...

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...

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 how...

Report: NFL officially hands down Saints bounty penalties

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL has suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton for one year.  His suspension will begin on April 1st. Saints have also been fined $500,000 by the NFL and have lost a 2nd round pick in the 2012 and 2013 draft. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis has also been suspended for eight games.  And defensive coordinator Gregg Williams...

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

Report: Saints still figuring out who’ll be their head coach in 2012

According to a report from the Associated Press, there are currently three excellent candidates to take over as the New Orleans Saints head coach while Sean Payton  serves his year-long suspension.  The candidates are–defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. and offensive line coach Aaron Kromer. Since the Saints were just punished on Tuesday...

Wednesday Waypoints: Roger Goodell Edition

To those of you who believe Goodell’s suspension of Sean Payton for a year is just, give me a break. This is football. These guys are already paid millions of dollars to do exactly what they were doing. Hit and hurt. /END Aaron Murray is not ashamed – Throw The Flag Sean Payton Suspended For A Full Year – The … Continue reading …

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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