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New Orleans Saints Bounty Penalties: NFL Suspends Jonathan Vilma, Sean Payton And Others

By The Associated Press 05/ 2/12 12:54 PM ET AP

Saints Bounty Suspensions
New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita reacting against the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC divisional playoff game on Jan. 13, 2007

-- Penalties issued by the NFL to those involved in the New Orleans Saints bounty program:

Team

_ Fined $500,000 and forfeiture of the Saints' second-round draft picks in 2012 and 2013.

Management

_ General manager Mickey Loomis, suspended first eight regular-season games.

Coaches

_ Coach Sean Payton suspended for 2012 season.

_ Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams suspended indefinitely.

_ Assistant coach Joe Vitt suspended for first six regular-season games.

Players

_ LB Jonathan Vilma, suspended for 2012 season.

_ DL Anthony Hargrove (now with Green Bay), suspended for first eight regular-season games. May participate in offseason activity, including preseason games.

_ DE Will Smith, suspended for first four regular-season games. May participate in offseason activity, including preseason games.

_ LB Scott Fujita (now with Cleveland), suspended for first three regular-season games. May participate in offseason activity, including preseason games.

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