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Saints Coach Reinstated After Bounty Scandal

Sean Payton now committed to 'safety'

(Newser) - Sean Payton is back: The NFL reinstated the New Orleans Saints coach today; he had been suspended for the entire season in the wake of his team's "bounty" scandal , in which players were paid for injuring opponents . Payton and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell "had a very productive... More »

4 Saints Suspended in Bounty Program

Jonathan Vilma banned for the season

(Newser) - The NFL isn't just coming down on the coaches in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal : Four players were suspended without pay today, ESPN reports. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma is suspended for the entire season, while defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove (now a Green Bay Packer) received an eight-game suspension, defensive... More »

NFL Confirms: Saints Coach Gone for the Season

Sean Payton out; Goodell rejects 'rogue coach' theory

(Newser) - See ya, Sean. The NFL today confirmed its ruling that New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton is out for the season over the team's "bounty" scandal , the New York Times reports. In upholding the suspension, Commissioner Roger Goodell disagreed with a Saints lawyer who blamed the bounty program... More »

Recording Bares Saints' Brutal 'Bounty' Program

Gregg Williams heard referring to torn ACLs, head injuries

(Newser) - In a newly released recording in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal , former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams can be heard telling his players to go after the San Francisco 49ers prior to a Jan. 13 playoff game this year. Though Williams is not pictured, documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon—who recorded... More »

NFL Suspends Saints Coach 1 Year Over 'Bounty' System

League comes down hard on Sean Payton

(Newser) - That Tebow trade to the Jets isn't the only big NFL news today. The league handed down an unprecedented one-year suspension to New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton because the team used a bounty system against opposing players, reports the Times-Picayune . In addition, former Saints defensive coach Gregg... More »

Saints Work OT, Earn 1st Super Bowl Berth

Favre interception helps sink Vikings

(Newser) - The New Orleans Saints are heading to their first Super Bowl after battering Brett Favre and beating the Minnesota Vikings in overtime tonight, 31-28, on unheralded Garrett Hartley's 40-yard field goal. Favre threw away Minnesota's best chance to win, tossing an interception to Tracy Porter deep in New Orleans territory... More »

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