New Orleans Saints offseason outlook: Bounty-gate a huge blow on top of free-agency concerns – Sporting News

By , March 3, 2012 6:32 pm

Editor’s note: Every team is preparing to attack its offseason to-do list, with free agency set to open on March 13 and the draft April 26-28. This is the 25th of 32 reports in 32 days looking at the offseason game plan for each team.

New Orleans Saints Suffer Setbacks at the Worst Time: Fan’s Opinion – YAHOO!

By , March 3, 2012 6:32 pm

Reports stated on March 2 that the New Orleans Saints offered defensive players bonuses in exchange for injuring opposing players, with the payments increasing in the playoffs. Looking back at the 2009 postseason, when the Saints not only won the Super …

New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis still focused on free agency, Drew Brees deal – nola.com

By , March 3, 2012 6:32 pm

New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis is still focused on free agency and the ongoing negotiations with quarterback Drew Brees, a team source confirmed. Although Loomis and Coach Sean Payton had to fly to New York on Thursday to meet with NFL …

New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams used a bounty pool that targeted opponents – Boston Herald

By , March 3, 2012 6:31 pm

LOS ANGELES — The most celebrated era in New Orleans Saints history is suddenly tarnished by scandal. Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and players maintained a bounty pool of as much as $50,000 over the last three seasons to award New …

New Orleans Saints players were paid to injure opponents, NFL says – KTLA.com

By , March 3, 2012 10:23 am

New Orleans Saints players and an assistant coach set up a bounty program that paid players to injure opponents, the NFL said Friday. A lengthy investigation by the league’s security department determined that between 22 and 27 defensive players …

Saints break bounty rule – USA Today

By , March 3, 2012 10:23 am

NEW YORK — NEW YORK New Orleans Saints players and at least one assistant coach maintained a bounty pool of up to $50,000 the past three seasons to reward game-ending injuries inflicted on opposing players, including Brett Favre and Kurt …

New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis disputes alleged comments about Drew Brees – nola.com

By , March 3, 2012 10:23 am

Saints General Manger Mickey Loomis settled one “great” debate Friday, insisting that he considers quarterback Drew Brees a great player and that the idea he feels otherwise is “ridiculous.” Loomis responded to a report by Yahoo!

New Orleans Saints’ Super Bowl Victory Forever Tarnished by Bountygate – Bleacherreport.com

By , March 3, 2012 10:23 am

The 2009 NFL season brought fans one of the best feel-good stories in the history of football. A city devastated by Hurricane Katrina and home to one of the longest-suffering fan bases ever watched in awe as Drew Brees, Sean Payton and Gregg Williams …

NFL: Saints paid to injure opponents – United Press International

By , March 3, 2012 10:22 am

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) — The NFL announced Friday New Orleans Saints defensive players had received extra payment for attempting to intentionally injure opponents. In a lengthy news release, the league said the Saints maintained a bounty …

New Orleans Saints violated NFL’s ‘Bounty Rule’ – AZCentral.com

By , March 3, 2012 2:14 am

NEW YORK — New Orleans Saints players and at least one assistant coach maintained a bounty pool of up to $50,000 in the last three seasons to reward game-ending injuries inflicted on opposing players, including Brett Favre and Kurt Warner, the …