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  1. Today in NFC South history: Bountygate

    Pat Yasinskas

    Precisely a year ago, one of the most sordid scandals in the history of sports fell upon us out of the blue. On this afternoon a year ago, the NFL sent out a scathing report that said the New Orleans Saints had run a three-year bounty program wit...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  2. NFC South: Land of confusion

    Pat Yasinskas

    Back in the good old days, namely 2008 through 2011, the NFC South was the NFL's most stable division. At times, it even bordered on boring and predictable. The New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons would go out and win a bunch of games. The Caro...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  3. Goodell: Saints targeted Panthers in 2010

    Pat Yasinskas

    In a memo to all 32 NFL teams announcing the revised punishment from the alleged three-year bounty program run by the New Orleans Saints, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell revealed a significant detail about a 2010 game with Carolina. In a previous m...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  4. Report: Saints' punishment coming shortly

    Pat Yasinskas

    Huddle up again because, for the second time, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to announce player punishments in the alleged New Orleans Saints bounty program. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports an announcement is coming momentarily. Goodell i...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  5. Saints not alone in bounty charges

    Pat Yasinskas

    Ever since March 2, when the NFL first publicly accused the New Orleans Saints of running a bounty program, I've heard a lot of common refrains. One of them has been, "Oh, that happens everywhere." I kept waiting to hear that another NFL team w...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  6. Saints activate DE Will Smith

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- Defensive end Will Smith, who previously was suspended for the first four games, appears likely to play in Sunday's season opener against the Washington Redskins. The New Orleans Saints activated Smith onto their regular roster Satu...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  7. Vilma brings leadership back to Saints' D

    Pat Yasinskas

    Ever since the NFL announced player suspensions for what it called a three-year bounty program by New Orleans, I've said the on-field implications for the Saints weren't that significant. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma was handed a season-long suspensi...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  8. Saints' player suspensions lifted

    Pat Yasinskas

    The New Orleans Saints have scored their first victory in a long, long time. After going through arguably one of the harshest offseasons any pro sports franchise has ever faced, the Saints got some very good news Friday afternoon. A three-membe...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  9. Don't expect Goodell to ease bounty stance

    Pat Yasinskas

    I got an email from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earlier Friday and I'm guessing quite a few of you got the same thing. If you're a fan of the New Orleans Saints, you might not have been very happy with what "The Commish" had to say. I know the...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  10. Report: Benson, Goodell meet

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let the speculation begin. Adam Schefter reports that New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson spent Tuesday morning meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Schefter reports that Benson wanted to discuss the way his team was treated for its role i...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  11. Gale Sayers rips on New Orleans Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    The New Orleans Saints don't play until Thursday night, so you'd think things would be quiet on their front this afternoon. Well, think again. The bounty program the NFL says the Saints ran for three years continues to overshadow the team and what...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  12. Vilma should grab settlement offer

    Pat Yasinskas

    There was a significant overnight development in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program story that could be the first thing close to a compromise between the team and the National Football League. There reportedly is an offer on the table for New ...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  13. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the top Sunday morning headlines from around the division: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Jeff Duncan writes the Saints have no one to blame for the bounty drama but themselves. He's absolutely right. Although fans like to put the blame ...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  14. Goodell: Bounties should have stopped

    Pat Yasinskas

    Speaking at an appearance at a youth football event in Canton, Ohio, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media and talked about the New Orleans Saints' bounty situation. As he's done several times, Goodell disputed admissions by the Saint...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  15. Brees has strong words for Goodell

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees always has been a pretty good quote. Often, though, he's guarded and careful to be politically correct. That wasn't the case when Brees talked to Peter King recently. Brees delivered a strike that was thrown with...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  16. Sun finally shines on Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    METAIRIE, La. - If you believe in omens, you might be able to view what happened to the New Orleans Saints on their first day of training practice as a wonderful thing. It just didn't start off that way. Almost fittingly, it all began with heavy c...

    Blog | July 26, 2012