New Orleans Saints Set at LB Without Jonathan Vilma, but There’ll Be Competition – Bleacherreport.com

By , May 4, 2012 4:00 pm

You would think that when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for the season, it would have stirred up a position battle to replace him in New Orleans. On the contrary, it actually eliminated a potential …

U.S. Attorney says the NFL has the BountyGate goods on the New Orleans Saints – New York Daily News

By , May 4, 2012 4:00 pm

The bounties weren’t simply issued. They were also paid. White, a private-practice attorney in New York, was called in by the NFL in December to provide what she termed an “independent review” of the evidence. She perused 18,000 documents …

NFL union files grievance in New Orleans Saints bounty case – FOX News

By , May 4, 2012 4:00 pm

NEW YORK – The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance with the NFL that challenges Commissioner Roger Goodell’s authority to suspend four current and former New Orleans players who took part in the Saints’ bounty program from 2009-11.

Independent counsel: bounty payments were made – CBS News

By , May 4, 2012 4:00 pm

NEW YORK — A former U.S. attorney hired by the NFL to evaluate its investigation of the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program said Thursday the evidence shows players received payments for hits on targeted opponents. Mary Jo White said in a …

New Orleans Saints Down, Not Out with Drew Brees at the Helm – Bleacherreport.com

By , May 4, 2012 4:00 pm

The New Orleans Saints’ 36-32 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on January 14, 2012 was only the beginning. That heartbreaking loss was nothing compared to the penalties Bountygate brought to the Saints organization. Roger Goodell and the National Football …

Appeal filed on bounty suspensions – ESPN

By , May 4, 2012 4:00 pm

The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance challenging the authority of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend four players for their involvement in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program. The NFLPA filed the claim with arbitrator …

With just two sanctioned, Saints can now move on – CNN Sports Illustrated

By , May 4, 2012 1:37 am

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Short-handed and disappointed, but hardly crippled, the New Orleans Saints may at last be able to put bounty scandals behind them and focus on putting together a fourth-straight playoff season. When the NFL first announced as …

New Orleans Saints: Carolina QB Cam Newton Reportedly Carried $5,000 Bounty – Bleacherreport.com

By , May 4, 2012 1:37 am

The New Orleans Saints are in a heap of trouble right now for the Bountygate scandal—a scandal that saw members of their defensive unit trying to knock the league’s biggest stars out of games by injuring them. Per The New York Times, Cam Newton carried a …

Saints in Turmoil: Why the Atlanta Falcons Win the NFC South Division Title – Bleacherreport.com

By , May 4, 2012 1:37 am

These players and coahces were all involved in the bounty scandal that the NFL Commissioner put out this statement on: Commissioner Roger Goodell notified the New Orleans Saints today of the discipline that will be imposed on team management for violations …

With player sanctions finally announced, Saints can move ahead with plans for the season – Birmingham News

By , May 4, 2012 1:37 am

NEW ORLEANS — Short-handed and disappointed, but hardly crippled, the New Orleans Saints may at last be able to put bounty scandals behind them and focus on putting together a fourth-straight playoff season. When the NFL first announced as many …