NFL, union huddle over fate of Saints players – USA Today

By , April 2, 2012 11:59 pm

Talk of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton’s year-long suspension is quickly giving way to the future of the 22 to 27 players allegedly involved in the team’s bounty program. The NFL and the Players Association huddled Monday to share …

The Blue People and the Red People: The Final Four in New Orleans – Forbes

By , April 2, 2012 11:59 pm

New Orleans installs them permanently … College Basketball isn’t the biggest deal here – most people are still much more occupied by the Saints bounty scandal, and despite technically having a fully accredited NBA team, the city really …

Goodell: Saints’ Benson has final say in interim coach hiring – NFL

By , April 2, 2012 11:59 pm

NEW YORK — New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, currently facing a season-long suspension for his role in the Saints’ “bounty” scandal, has acknowledged talking with Bill Parcells about taking his place on an interim basis. There has been some …

Ditka: Penalties on New Orleans Saints are too harsh – Amarillo Globe-Times

By , April 2, 2012 11:59 pm

Mike Ditka reviewed the extensive list of punishments Roger Goodell meted out to the New Orleans Saints and wondered why the NFL commissioner came down so hard. “I think the punishment is a little severe,” Ditka said. Saints coach Sean …

Sean Payton played bongos for Jimmy Buffett – YAHOO!

By , April 2, 2012 11:59 pm

karacox22Sean Payton began serving his NFL suspension wasted away again in Magaritaville. The New Orleans Saints coach was a surprise guest at Jimmy Buffett’s free concert on New Orleans on Sunday night, playing bongos on the song, “Changes in Latitudes …

Report: Saints bounty players could face criminal charges – USA Today

By , April 2, 2012 9:42 am

The NFL Players Association told players involved in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty case that there is a chance they could face criminal charges and it hired outside counsel to represent them if needed. While Commissioner Roger Goodell weighs …

NFL reportedly will hear appeals from New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton, others on Tuesday – nola.com

By , April 2, 2012 9:42 am

According to an ESPN.com report, the NFL will hear the appeal of New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton, General Manager Mickey Loomis, assistant Joe Vitt and the team on Tuesday in New York. The report jibes with what NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said …

NFLPA hires outside counsel for players in Saints ‘bounty’ case – NFL

By , April 2, 2012 9:42 am

The NFL Players Association has told players involved in the New Orleans Saints’ “bounty” case there’s a chance they could face criminal charges, and it hired outside counsel to represent them if needed. Reuter: Mock Draft 7.0 Three QBs in the top four picks?