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  1. Saints season prediction: 9-7

    Pat Yasinskas

    Sean Payton is back, and that means the New Orleans Saints will be back in the playoffs. The coach was suspended last season and his absence, along with the myriad distractions of the bounty scandal, took a huge toll on the Saints. They finished 7...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  2. Report: Saints could face Vicodin fine

    Pat Yasinskas

    Just when it seemed like the New Orleans Saints were having a calm, peaceful and quiet offseason, along comes this Washington Post story that could change all that. It all stems from the alleged Vicodin scandal in 2009 in which a former Saints sec...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  3. Goodell: Saints fans innocent

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- The lightest moment of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's Friday news conference might have come when he was asked about the welcome he is receiving in a city where he's Public Enemy No. 1. "I couldn't feel more welcome here," Goodell...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  4. Saints getting back to stability

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- After a bizarre 2012, the New Orleans Saints are getting back to being the picture of stability they were before the bounty scandal broke last March. The latest example came Monday when it was revealed that general manager Mickey Lo...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  5. Vitt: Williams put bounty on other coaches

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- The bounty scandal is pretty much over, but details continue to emerge. The Times-Picayune obtained a copy of New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt's testimony before appeals officer and former NFL commissioner Paul Tagli...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  6. Saints won't recoup draft pick

    Pat Yasinskas

    Although coach Sean Payton's suspension ended earlier than expected and the player suspensions in the bounty scandal never were enforced, the New Orleans Saints still won't get a second-round pick in this year's draft. There had been some speculat...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  7. Goodell deserves respect from Saints fans

    Pat Yasinskas

    There has been a lot of talk about how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be received in New Orleans during the week of the Super Bowl. It's a well-known fact that Saints fans are more than a little upset with Goodell over the bounty scandal. Per...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  8. Time to move on from bounty scandal

    Pat Yasinskas

    Just in time for the Super Bowl, the bounty scandal has come to a close New Orleans Saints. The last remaining issue involving the Saints has been resolved (former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams remains suspended). The NFL announced Tuesday ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  9. Some closure on bounty scandal

    Pat Yasinskas

    As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gets ready to head to New Orleans for the Super Bowl, it appears there is some closure on the Saints' bounty scandal. Judge Helen Ginger Berrigan dismissed linebacker Jonathan Vilma's defamation suit against Goode...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  10. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS There's apparent good news on the injury front. Cornerback Dunta Robinson (concussion) said he expects to be ready for the Jan. 13 playoff game. Coach Mike Smit...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  11. Saints face another bumpy offseason

    Pat Yasinskas

    The bounty scandal may be a thing of the past, but that doesn't mean the New Orleans Saints are in for a quiet offseason. Coach Sean Payton has to get reinstated from his season-long suspension and presumably signed to a new contract extension. Hi...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  12. Arbitrator rules against Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    One of the shots at relief from the punishments of players in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal was ruled out Monday. Arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had the authority to suspend Jonathan Vilma for the 2012...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  13. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the top headlines from around the division. Jeff Schultz writes that the Saints still are playing the "victim card" by saying they've been "railroaded" in the bounty scandal. It's a point worth pondering. Sure, the suspended p...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  14. Vilma could force NFL to produce evidence

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans Saints fans, who have been screaming for the NFL to produce more evidence in the bounty scandal, just might get their wish. Linebacker Jonathan Vilma has filed a defamation lawsuit against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The suit claim...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  15. Pressure point: Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    Examining who faces the most challenging season for the New Orleans Saints and why. Long before the news of the bounty scandal broke, it was clear the Saints needed to do something dramatic on defense. Gregg Williams' system worked nicely in the 2...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  16. Saints: One big question

    Pat Yasinskas

    Is there any hope after the bounty scandal? Going an entire season without coach Sean Payton is far from ideal. But, aside from that, the Saints -- by planning, luck or a combination of the two -- didn't come out of this horrid offseason with near...

    Blog | May 03, 2012