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Saints Won’t Get Back 2013 Second-Round Pick

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has made several concessions in the Saints bounty penalties, but giving the team back its second round pick in this year’s NFL draft won’t be among them, Terrance Harris of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. During a wide-ranging Q&A session with fans on on Monday, Goodell was asked if there […]

NFL Announces Payton Reinstated After Year Suspension

As the NFL world begins to turn their eyes to New Orleans, the Saints after nearly a full year have their coach back. Today NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated Saints Coach Sean Payton. The coach sat out the entire 2012 season after being connected with the Saints’ bounty program. Payton’s suspension was expected to end […]

Bountygate’s Twists and Turns

By Josh Preston The New Orleans Saints are preparing for the third of their five preseason games against the Jacksonville Jaguars in what will be their first home game of the 2012-2013 season. But the biggest news this preseason may actually come in a decision made off the field by Judge Ginger Berrigan, who heard […]

Goodell Hears Appeals in Bounty Case

By AP NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was hearing the appeals Monday of four players suspended for their role in the Saints bounty program. On hand at NFL headquarters were all four players: Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who was suspended for the 2012 season, and defensive end Will Smith, docked for four games; Green Bay defensive […]

Goodell Says Public Will See Proof of Bounties Saints Players Had

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated Tuesday at the Spring League Meeting that the NFL plans to release proof to the public which proves bounties were paid by the New Orleans Saints players according to Gregg Rosenthal of “Yes, I do,” Goodell said when he was asked if he expected the public to see the […]

Vilma Files Defamation Lawsuit vs. Roger Goodell

In what should be to the surprise of no one, Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, suspended for the entire 2012 season by the NFL, has filed a defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans claims Goodell has made false statements about Vilma while discussing the […]

Payton Can’t Speak to Loomis and Vitt While Suspended

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the parties in the Saints bounty suspensions had to meet certain requirements for their potential reinstatements. One of those requirements is that they cannot speak with each other while suspended, a source with knowledge of the situation said Monday, citing NFL rules. That means once Sean Payton’s suspension kicks in […]

NFL Upholds the Suspension of Payton

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has rejected the appeals of coach Sean Payton and other Saints officials stemming from the league’s probe into the club’s bounty system. After hearing from Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant head coach Joe Vitt last week, Goodell decided Monday to uphold his initial sanctions, which include Payton’s suspension for […]