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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. NFC South award time

    Pat Yasinskas

    Although we in the NFC South sometimes have an inferiority complex when it comes to recognition, there will be no shortage of it in what follows. I already rolled out my All-NFC South team and named Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan the division's Mos...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  6. Will Smith still respects Goodell

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans defensive end Will Smith made a pretty amazing statement in this radio interview. Smith said he still respects NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. To my knowledge, Smith might be the first Louisiana resident to utter anything close to that...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  7. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a quick tour of the morning headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Running back Michael Turner admitted he's surprised that his role has been reduced so much. I don't know that anyone should be all that shocked about Turne...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  8. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a quick run through some of the day's top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS For those fantasy football fans that are curious about the knee injury that kept receiver Roddy White out of practice Wednesday, relax. Coa...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  9. Only fans innocent in Saints' scandal

    Pat Yasinskas

    I know there are a lot of New Orleans Saints fans out there celebrating the fact that the player suspensions in the bounty saga have been vacated. That's good for the fans because they're the innocent ones in all this. And innocence is an importan...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  10. Highlights of Paul Tabliabue's bounty ruling

    Pat Yasinskas

    I just finished reading the entire order by former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue that vacated player suspensions in the New Orleans Saints bounty matter. Tagliabue's ruling is very lengthy (22 pages), so if you don't have time to read it all, le...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  11. Call It: Was Tagliabue right or wrong?

    Pat Yasinskas

    By now, we know that former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, acting as an appeals officer, vacated all player discipline in the New Orleans Saints bounty case. As I wrote earlier, this comes across as convoluted because Tagliabue also said he foun...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  12. Following the money in bounty saga

    Pat Yasinskas

    I've been in contact with ESPN business analyst Andrew Brandt ever since the news came out that former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue vacated the player suspensions in the New Orleans Saints' bounty case. The one thing Brandt repeatedly has said ...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  13. NFL walks away from Saints fight

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let me get this straight. Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has found that current commissioner Roger Goodell was spot on in his finding of facts in the New Orleans Saints bounty saga? But Tagliabue has vacated all player discipline? That'...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  14. Paul Tagliabue vacates player discipline

    Pat Yasinskas

    Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has issued a ruling in the bounty matter that vacates all player discipline. Here's the statement, via Twitter, that was just issued by NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello, in which Tagliabue is quoted: "Tagliabue ...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  15. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a run through the top headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS The Falcons lost on Sunday, so it's time for another round of "Bash The Falcons." A lot of people have said the Falcons aren't as good as their record indicate...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  16. Players say no to bounty deal

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Will Smith (and two other former Saints) reportedly have rejected a settlement offer in the bounty case. The report says the NFL was willing to lessen some of the punishments and the deal als...

    Blog | December 09, 2012