Originally written on Players View  |  Last updated 10/23/14
We already knew that when this bounty story broke that the eventual punishment was going to be severe. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t know any other way. He carries a big hammer and he uses it at every given opportunity. He calls his way of life “protecting the shield.” The shield being the NFL logo. There is some sort of good that came out of today’s suspensions against Saints Head Coach Sean Payton, Assistant Head Coach Joe Vitt, former DC Greg Williams and GM Mickey Loomis. There exists a certain segment of players in the league that have expressed an opinion that the NFL would never come down as hard on front office/ coaching personnel as they do on wayward players. A few of these players have gone as far too even express that there are racial undertones to how punishments are handed out. Please click the link below to read this very extensive report on the Saints scandal, how it impacts them going forward, the fine print details on the reasoning behind the fines and watch interview footage from Roger Goodell himself as to why he did what he did.  
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