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The Saints Bounty Scandal: Player Suspensions

So far, the biggest news of the 2012 NFL off season has been the New Orleans Saints “Bounty Program” scandal. As every week passes there has been a new development each time. The New Orleans Saints organization has been under the radar since the scandal broke out in February 2012. All levels of the organization have been rattled by this growing scandal, from Owner Tom Benson, General Manager Mickey Loomis, Head Coach Sean Peyton, Assistant Head Coach Joe Vitt, and the “poster boy” of the scandal, former Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams. With suspicions from the NFL from 2009, the leaked controversial audio-tape of Gregg Williams, allegations of wire-tapping by General Manager Mickey Loomis, and full player involvement in the “Bounty Program.” The situation gets worse and worse as each day passes. Only time will tell what other evidence will come to light about the “Watergate” style scandal of the NFL.

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Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Football

 

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New Orleans Saints & The Infamous Bounty Program

Since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the New Orleans Saints have established themselves as one of the NFL’s most dominant teams. Under the new leadership of Head Coach Sean Payton, and the clutch play of quarterback Drew Brees, the Saints went to their first NFC championship appearance as a franchise in 2006. Since then, they have maintained a prestigious reputation as one of the NFL’s most dominant, clean-cut, classy, and community involved franchises in the league. Finally, in 2009 the Saints won their first Superbowl championship defeating the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Superbowl XLIV. The team has accomplished many milestones, and they have set the tone for what an NFL team should be like in this day and age. However, with this past off season, the Saints have been shadowed by a dark cloud of scandal.

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Posted by on March 9, 2012 in Football

 

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