Saints Severely Punished For ‘Bountygaye’
March 21, 2012 by staff
Saints Severely Punished For ‘Bountygaye’, When news broke about the New Orleans Saints and their alleged bounty system, we knew the punishment was going to be severe. However, I don’t think any of us could have predicted the Saints head coach, Sean Payton, would receive a year-long suspension. But as they say on game shows – there’s more!
Sean Payton suspended one year. Mickey Loomis 8 game and $500,000 fine. Saints fined $500,000 and a second round pick in 2012 and 2012.about 1 hour ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamSchefter
Saints lost two second-round picks, one in 12 one in 13.about 1 hour ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamSchefter
Saints asst coach Joe Vitt also suspended six games and fined $100,000.about 1 hour ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamSchefter
To sum up my initial reaction on the harsh ramfications the Saints received can be summed up in one word. Good.
I’m glad the Saints got absolutely drilled by Roger Goodell for Bountygate. I understand football is a physical sport, and that Goodell is turning it into flag football, but there is line that is drawn in terms of what is wrong and what is right. And the Saints saw that line, spit on it, crossed it, and gave it the middle finger. This isn’t the Roman Empire with gladiators fighting to the death. It’s the NFL – an organzation with ethics, standards, and morals. The Saints decided that winning wasn’t enough motivation, they had to resort to financial compensation for head-hunting.
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