New Orleans Saints deserved punishment for bounty system, but Roger Goodell and NFL haven’t gone far enough

After Roger Goodell handed down staggering penalties to coaches and officials involved in the New Orleans Saints' three-year program that paid players for essentially taking out their peers, the difference between a film about the lawless West and the ...
Former Saint Jeremy Shockey denies snitching on team, blasts Warren Sapp

... tight end Jeremy Shockey fired back at NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp, claiming there is no way he would ever have been the source of information that led to the bounty investigation by the NFL and severe penalties against the New Orleans Saints.
NFL suspends New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton for 2012 season in wake of team's bounty program

AP New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was suspended without pay for the 2012 season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was banned indefinitely on Wednesday because of the team's bounty ...
Sean Payton suspended for 1 year, Saints fined for bounty program

8:26 pm New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for one year and the Saints will lose their second round pick in 2012 and '13 and pay $500000 as a result of the NFL's bounty investigation, the league announced Wednesday.
New Orleans Saints began the day $3 million under the salary cap
The New Orleans Saints were $3 million under the salary cap at the start of the day Wednesday, as The Times-Picayune's Jeff Duncan reported this morning in the calm before the storm. They'll probably be right up against the cap now, depending on how ...
New Orleans Saints CB Jabari Greer seething over portrayal of team's defense
Saints cornerback Jabari Greer struck back at an NFL report Wednesday that included harsh punishments against Coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and others. The depiction of a rogue Saints defense seeking to injure opponents is false, Greer insisted. "There's a picture that's being painted of us that we tried to injure our opponents and that we are not men of honor, not men with integrity, but instead men who are willing to do anything for a buck," Greer bristled. "That's not true. We are men of honor and we are men with integrity." Greer conceded the Saints did have a pay for performance scheme from 2009 to 2011 that paid cash rewards for high impact plays like i...
New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees have no excuse for the delay in getting a new contract
My first reaction to quarterback Peyton Manning's reported five-year, $96 million deal with the Denver Broncos: The bar has just been raised even higher for the New Orleans Saints' quarterback Drew Brees. The TIMES-PICAYUNE PHOTO ARCHIVEDrew Brees and ...
Was The Saints' Bounty For Injuring Opponents Effective?
by Caitlin Kenney Phil Loadholt of the Minnesota Vikings checks on teammate Brett Favre after he was hit by Remi Ayodele of the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game January 24, 2010. Phil Loadholt of the Minnesota Vikings checks on ...
NFL clamps down on New Orleans Saints
By Sam Mamudi, MarketWatch New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton (right) talks to defensive coordinator Gregg Williams during practice for the Super Bowl in February 2010. NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The National Football League on Wednesday ...
Sean Payton of New Orleans Saints banned one year for bounties
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 defensive ...