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Saints Bounty

REINSTATED

AP | Posted 03.24.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Sean Payton is back as coach of the New Orleans Saints. Payton's season-long suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty program w...

Brees Rips Goodell For 'Mishandling' Bounty Case

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 12.13.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- One day after his suspension in the NFL's bounty probe was overturned, Jonathan Vilma moved forward with his defamation claims against ...

'It's Not Golf'

AP | BRETT MARTEL and HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 12.12.2012 | Sports

-- Former New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams testified that he tried to shut down the team's bounty system when the NFL began investiga...

Vilma vs. Goodell Isn't Over Yet

Posted 12.11.2012 | Sports

The battle between Jonathan Vilma and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn't over yet, according to the linebacker's lawyer. The New Orleans Saints' sta...

Overturned

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 02.10.2013 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- In a sharp rebuke to his successor's handling of the NFL's bounty investigation, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the susp...

Judge To Goodell: Show Me Evidence

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 10.16.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- A federal magistrate judge has ordered NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to provide the court with documents related to the league's bount...

'Pride Won't Let Him Admit He's Wrong'

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 12.10.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith and the NFL players union left little doubt they remain determined to challenge Commissioner Roger Good...

SAINTS WIN

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.07.2012 | Sports

The New Orleans Saints have won a skirmish in their ongoing battle against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, as first reported by Jim Trotter of Sports ...

Goodell Writes Bounty Letter To NFL Fans

AP | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has written an open letter to fans explaining the NFL's strict policy against bounty systems such as the on...

NFLPA Calls Out Goodell In Bounty Lawsuit

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 09.04.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of three players suspended in connection with the bounty inv...

Drew Brees Calls Out NFL Bounty Investigation

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 06.26.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees is confident that he and the Saints will agree on a long-term contract. With the start of training cam...

Fujita: NFL Has 'Very Little Regard For The Truth'

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 06.24.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita, a union leader with a record of criticizing the NFL's player-safety record, sees elements of a "...

NFL Star Apologizes For Controversial 'WMD' Tweet

Posted 06.20.2012 | Sports

Brad Biggs, National Football Post No one has ever questioned the off-field commitment Drew Brees has to helping the community. Supporting the a...

Players Fight Suspensions In Saints Bounty case

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 05.08.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and three other players suspended in the NFL's investigation of New Orleans' cash-for-hits bounty syst...

How Did NFL Players React To Bounty Suspensions?

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Sports

The NFL suspended four players on Wednesday for their roles in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal, most notably Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, ...

NFL Comes Down Hard On Players For Saints' Bounty Program

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 07.02.2012 | Sports

Hoping to close the book on bounties, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints defensive captain Jonathan Vilma without pay for all of next season Wednesd...

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Len Berman | Posted 06.13.2012 | New York
Len Berman

The Saints name Assistant Coach Joe Vitt the interim head coach filling in for the suspended Sean Payton. Vitt himself will be serving a six-game suspension for his role in the club's bounty system. So there will be an interim to the interim.

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Len Berman | Posted 06.10.2012 | New York
Len Berman

This one didn't make the Masters telecast. A 40-year-old Masters "patron" was arrested for trying to steal sand from one of the sand traps. Police said he was drinking heavily at the time, and failed to get any sand into his cup.

Roger Goodell Rejects Saints Bounty Appeals

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 06.09.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Roger Goodell sent a message to every coach and player in the NFL: safety first. The league commissioner stuck with his punishments f...

Violation Of Trust?

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 06.06.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — Former Saints special teams standout Steve Gleason says he never authorized a documentary film maker to release an inflammatory re...

SHOCK: Incriminating Audio Of Ex-Saints Coach's Pregame Speech

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 04.05.2012 | Sports

Hours before members of the New Orleans Saints' coaching staff and front office were scheduled to have their appeals heard by the NFL regarding the te...

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Len Berman | Posted 06.03.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Kentucky was the class of the tournament and now they're champions. So all the kids will now head to the pros and John Calipari will restock with "one and done" kids. Hey, thems the rules, and Calipari is working it to perfection.

Saints Coach To Appeal Bounty Suspension

AP | BRETT MARTEL | Posted 05.30.2012 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS — Saints coach Sean Payton is appealing his season-long suspension from the NFL for his role in New Orleans' bounty system. And he's...

NFL Coaches Talk Bounties

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 05.28.2012 | Sports

PALM BEACH, Fla. — NFL coaches plan to go right at the league's most sensitive subject – bounties – when they get together with play...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.22.2012 | New York
Len Berman

The NFL came down hard on the New Orleans Saints for their bounty system to knock opposing players out of games. Good for Goodell. He sends a strong message that this crap doesn't belong in the NFL, or anywhere else for that matter.