Found March 30, 2012 on This Given Sunday:
Jason La Canfora reported earlier today that Saints head coach Sean Payton would be appealing his year long suspension that will sideline couch him until 2013. Everyone is assuming that Payton has no chance of winning his appeal, and Sean Payton himself probably realizes that, but getting his appeal overturned isn't what this appeal is all about. The primary reason that Sean Payton has chosen to appeal his suspension is that it buys him time. Payton's suspension is currently set to begin on Sunday, April 1st, but his suspension will not begin until the appellate process is concluded, meaning his suspension isn't likely to begin until the middle of next week. Roger Goodell has said that any appeal would be expedited, so don't expect a month-long suspension. The appeal will be a boom boom process, but it'll still take a couple or a few days to be resolved. There's another time sensitive issue the Saints are dealing with. Sean Payton has, over the past week, r...

Sean Payton appealing suspension

Saints' Payton to appeal suspension

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is expected to appeal his one-year suspension in connection with the team's bounty program., citing a league source, reported that Payton will attempt to obtain the full investigative report from the NFL on the evidence against him and seek clarification on how much time he has to prepare his appeal. The suspension was scheduled...

Herm Edwards says the Saints are mocking the Rooney Rule

Last week, it was announced that the Saints Head Coach, Sean Payton, would be suspended for all of the 2012 season due to his part in Bountygate (for lack of a better term). Then, earlier this week, news broke that Payton himself had reached out to Bill Parcells to fill the head coaching position in New Orleans for this year. However, before the Saints can fill this position, they...

BREAKING NEWS: Roger Goodell Rules on Appeals, Extends Sean Payton's Suspension to 2 Years!!

A nightmare situation has just gotten that much worse. Roger Goodell has extended Sean Payton's suspension another full year, giving him a 2 year penalty for appealing his original decision. WOW. Says Goodell "I will not hear their appeal on Tuesday as previously reported and I'm lengthening Coach Payton's suspension by another full year for not accepting my decision...

George Henshaw, who coached with Gregg Williams and under Sean Payton, never heard of bounty programs, is disappointed

George Henshaw coached for 20 years in the NFL including time as offensive coordinator of the John Elway-led Denver Broncos, and Dan Reeves’ New York Giants. He was part of the same Titans coaching staff as defensive coordinator Gregg Williams from 1997-2000, and he was a coach on Sean Payton’s Saints staff in 2006 and 2007. LBS spoke with Henshaw, who now serves as an NCSA...

Commissioner Roger Goodell Should Shoot Down Possible Sean Payton Appeal for 'Bountygate' Crimes, Cover-Up

The New Orleans Saints' "Bountygate" scandal has been an ugly moment for the National Football League. The discovery of monetary incentives to try and knock players out of games was met with harsh reactions and an even harsher penalty for the Saints. Head coach Sean Payton is gone for a year. His assistant and possible replacement Joe Vitt has been suspended for six...

Bill Parcells Feels Obligated To Help Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints

On Wednesday, former NFL coach Bill Parcells said that he wants to do anything for New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, regardless of whether or not it leads him to take over the Saints -- for a year while Payton begins serving his one-year suspension handed to him by the NFL.Parcells reportedly told USA TODAY, "I feel an obligation, a responsibility to help him"...

Saints' Payton, Loomis will appeal suspensions Tuesday

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis plan to be at the NFL offices in New York Tuesday for their respective appeals following suspensions due to the team’s bounty scandal.According to ESPN, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell won’t waste any time and is pushing for an expedited appeal. He is expected to have his ruling soon after both cases are...

Sean Payton, Joe Vitt to appeal suspensions, Gregg Williams won’t

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton plans on appealing his year-long suspension, which will also buy him some time as he continues to scramble to put his coaching staff in the best position they can be in for the 2012 season.  He’ll also continue to work on potentially putting Bill Parcells in the position to coach the Saints...

Report: Payton to appeal suspension

Sean Payton to appeal season-long suspension.

Report: Parcells will coach if Payton asks

Bill Parcells is willing to return to the sideline if he's asked by New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton. Parcells told Newsday that he'd return from retirement to take over the Saints on an interim basis while Payton serves a one-year suspension as punishment for the team's bounty program. “If this guy says to me, 'Bill, I need you to do this,' " Parcells...

Raiders sign LB Philip Wheeler

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Philip Wheeler to a one-year deal. Wheeler has been with the Indianapolis Colts for the past four seasons and they were hoping to re-sign him, in order to use him as an outside linebacker in their new 3-4 scheme. Wheeler will now head west and hope to make an impact for the silver and black.

Sean Payton given until April 2 to appeal Year-Long Suspension

Suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will be given until April 2 to appeal the one-year suspension he received for his role in football’s Bountygate. Roger Goodell, the NFL Commissioner, said on March 26 that Payton will have the opportunity to appeal his ban if he chooses. However, most football insiders feel Payton will take his $8 million salary loss and sit out...
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