How bad is the "Bountygate" scandal? It's far-reaching all the way to the top. Yes, there are 22-27 players under investigation, but the fallout doesn't end on the field. Or with the defensive coordinator, or head coach. It reaches beyond Gregg Williams and Sean Payton, all the way to the owner's box. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has also taken a hit in the pocket … [Read more...] about New Orleans Saints ownership adversely affected by Bountygate?
St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has apologizing to the NFL, to Rams coach Jeff Fisher, the organization and NFL football fans in general for managing a bounty pool while he held the same position with the New Orleans Saints. Williams was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday by the NFL, and the Rams say he'll be eligible for reinstatement after this season. … [Read more...] about Stl. Rams Coordinator Gregg Williams apology statement to team, fans, league
Commissioner Roger Goodell notified the New Orleans Saints today of the discipline that will be imposed on team management for violations of the NFL’s long-standing “bounty” rule that endangered player safety over a three-year period. Discipline for individual players involved in the Saints’ prohibited program continues to be under review with the NFL Players Association and … [Read more...] about New Orleans Saints bounty program: the FULL NFL findings report
Huge huge day for NFL news. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton gets suspended for an entire season- costing him $7.5 million. Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is banned from football indefinitely. From Los Sports Blog: When news broke in early March 2012 that the New Orleans Saints had instituted a bounty system dated as far back as 2009, the immediate … [Read more...] about Bountygate: Roger Goodell trancripts on Sean Payton, Saints punishment
In addition to announcing discipline on the New Orleans Saints and individual employees for the operation of an illegal bounty program, Commissioner Roger Goodell also instructed all clubs today to certify that no such program exists at any NFL team. In a memo to NFL clubs, Commissioner Goodell directed the principal owner of every NFL team to meet with the head coach and … [Read more...] about Commissioner Roger Goodell warns all NFL teams to eradicate any bounty programs