Found March 21, 2012 on Football Nation:
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 the first six weeks of the season. The team has also been fined $500,000 and will have to give up their second-round draft pick in 2012 and 2013. A league investigation showed that Saints players received $1,500 for a "knockout" blow and $1,000 for a "cart-off" hit, with pay increasing during the team's three playoff appearances. Lastly of note, the NFLPA requested that 22 of the 27 players known to be involved in the bounty program not be punished for their actions. It remains to be seen if that request will be granted. More to come as more details are disclosed.

Fans Create T-shirts To Support Saints Head Coach Sean Payton

A day after New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton received a one-year suspension -- given to him by the NFL -- fans have came up with a support system for their beloved head coach.A website -- Dirty Coast -- has created a "Free Sean Payton" t-shirt. Another website -- Fleurty Girl -- has also come out with t-shirts to support Payton that read, "Free Payton"...

Sean Payton: “I’m not OK”

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NFL suspends Saints coach Payton for one year without pay

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been suspended without pay for his involvement in the team's bounty program, the NFL announced Wednesday.General manager Mickey Loomis, assistant coach Joe Vitt and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams have also been disciplined by the league.Loomis is suspended for the first eight games of the 2012 campaign and Vitt has been...

Sean Payton, Saints Punished Heavily for Bounties

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NFL Comes Down Hard On Payton And Williams For Saints Bouty-gate; Now The Players Must Also

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Kluwe wants Vilma 'banned for life'

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Jeremy Shockey tweets screen shot of a text conversation with Sean Payton to prove their relationship is fine

After word surfaced that Sean Payton had been suspended for a full year as part of the punishment for the Saints bounty program, Warren Sapp accused Jeremy Shockey of being the “snitch.” Sapp sent out a tweet despite the fact that he had absolutely no evidence for what he was saying, and Shockey was understandably furious over it. Jeremy blasted Warren for the tweet and we told...

A list of coaching suspensions in the NFL

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Bill Belichick, Patriots Got Off Easy With Spygate Penalties in Comparison to Sean Payton, Saints

It was Week 1 of the NFL season in 2007, when the view of the Patriots' pristine dynasty first began to crumble. Tom Brady and the Pats were paying a visit to the division rival Jets that week, and the reloaded roster was about to embark on one of the single-greatest seasons in sports history. But before the near perfect season was underway and even prior to all those broken...

Jeremy Shockey tweets picture of text message conversation with Sean Payton to prove he wasn't Bountygate snitch

Yesterday, NFL star Warren Sapp accused former New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey (currently a member of the Carolina Panthers) of being the snitch in the Saints' Bountygate scandal. Shockey vehemently denied the accusations, and today, even tweeted a screencap of a text message he just had with Sean Payton, the Saints' head coach who was suspended for the entire...

Goodell drops the hammer on Saints; suspends Sean Payton for 1 year

The NFL finally handed down its punishment for the Saints bounty program today, and it’s about as severe as you’d expect from a commissioner trying to clean up the league’s violent image.  Head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for one year without pay, and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (now with the Rams) has been suspended indefinitely for their part in...

Coach Payton Sends Shockey An Alibi, Plus HUG!!!!!!!

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Rams' Gregg Williams banned by NFL

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