My Bountygate Thoughts

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Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints on the sidelines against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on November 25, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (November 24, 2010 - Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America)

 

The punishments were handed down today to the New Orleans Saints franchise for “bountygate”. Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams may have gotten hit the hardest, with an indefinite suspension. He’s out for this year, and the commissioner will reevaluate after the season. Head coach Sean Payton was given a one year suspension without pay, assistant Joe Vitt will sit for six games without pay, and general manager Mickey Loomis gets eight games sans a paycheck.  The team is also fined $500,000 and will forfeit their second round draft pick both this year and in 2013. Individual player suspensions could be forthcoming as well, as commissioner Goodell contacted the NFLPA about it.

 

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