Saints must ink Brees long-term – FOXSports.com

By , March 22, 2012 10:46 pm

When he arrived in New Orleans, the Saints rolled out the red carpet. Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse cooked him and his wife Brittany a meal, head coach Sean Payton drove them around town in his car, and the guys in the front office talked about …

New Orleans Saints bounty program costs coach – Abc Local Web

By , March 22, 2012 10:46 pm

March 22, 2012 (NEW ORLEANS) — The New Orleans Saints’ crush-for-cash bounty system already cost them head coach Sean Payton for all of next season and general manager Mickey Loomis for half of it, plus two second-round draft picks and a $500,000 fine.

After Saints football scandal, NFL must end ‘Hunger Games’ culture – The Christian Science Monitor

By , March 22, 2012 10:46 pm

But pro sports are real, and it may be time to ask if fan admiration of the violence tolerated by the National Football League helped contribute to the atrocious scandal of the New Orleans Saints. MONITOR’S VIEW: Don’t let vicious play tarnish …

Saints Apologize To Fans In Statement – msnbc.com

By , March 22, 2012 3:35 pm

WDSU .com The New Orleans Saints apologized to its fans on Wednesday after the NFL handed down the punishment after an investigating showed the team was involved in a pay-for-pain scheme that has grabbed national headlines. The Saints released the …

New Orleans Saints were ‘out of control,’ Roger Goodell says – nola.com

By , March 22, 2012 3:35 pm

The odds that the New Orleans Saints will be the first NFL team to play a Super Bowl on their home field dropped sharply Wednesday. In response to a bounty program the league says the Saints ran from 2009 to 2011, Commissioner Roger Goodell unleashed on …

New Orleans Saints Bounty Punishments: Sean Payton Suspended For Season – Huffington Post

By , March 22, 2012 3:35 pm

– The New Orleans Saints’ crush-for-cash bounty system already cost them head coach Sean Payton for all of next season and general manager Mickey Loomis for half of it, plus two second-round draft picks and a $500,000 fine. Former Saints …

Fennelly: With Saints blood in water, Bucs must strike – Tampa Bay Online

By , March 22, 2012 3:35 pm

The Saints are scorched earth. Ronde Barber says he’s coming back for his sweet 16. Up next: Nancy Grace denied press credential to Aqib Talib trial. New Orleans is on the mat. In the best fighting tradition of the MMA, UFC and all that jazz …

NFL suspends New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton over bounty system – San Jose Mercury News

By , March 22, 2012 3:35 pm

Meting out unprecedented punishment for a crush-for-cash bounty system that targeted key opposing players, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banned the team’s former defensive …

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton suspended for season by NFL – AZCentral.com

By , March 22, 2012 3:35 pm

Meting out unprecedented punishment for a crush-for-cash bounty system that targeted key opposing players, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banned the team’s former …

Morning links: Will Saints’ scandal change NFL? – TheNewsTribune.com (blog)

By , March 22, 2012 3:35 pm

Jon Saraceno of USA Today offers an interesting opinion on the New Orleans Saints scandal, which included some of the stiffest penalties handed done in league history. Saraceno believes that although the suspensions, fines and taking away of …