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  1. End of the road for Vilma, Smith?

    Pat Yasinskas

    These are words that no fan of the New Orleans Saints wants to hear. But Jeff Duncan simply might be pointing out a harsh reality when he writes that this may be the end of the road for linebackers Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma. Smith is out for t...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Power aside, New Orleans was Super

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- On the morning after one of the most exciting finishes in Super Bowl history, I'm hearing some concern from local fans that the big game won't be coming back to the Big Easy. I think that's a pessimistic attitude and it's also not l...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the top Friday morning headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Tight end Tony Gonzalez has been saying for months that he's 95-percent certain he'll retire after this season. He admitted that figure went up a coup...

    Blog | January 18, 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. Judge dismisses lawsuit by Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans Saints lin...

    Pat Yasinskas

    A federal judge has dismissed Jonathan Vilma's defamation suit against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, league spokesman Greg Aiello announced via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  11. Report: No early return for Payton

    Pat Yasinskas

    All those New Orleans fans hoping suspended coach Sean Payton will be reinstated soon might as well forget about that possibility. In fact, Payton might not be back on duty quite as soon as originally anticipated. The early word was that he could ...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  12. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a look at the Friday morning headlines from around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Quarterbacks coach Ron Turner is leaving to become head coach at Florida International. The Bucs also have a vacancy at receivers coach, and offensiv...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  13. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a run through the top headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS When the Falcons had the first-round bye back in the 2010 season, coach Mike Smith gave his team some time off. Although Smith usually is a creature of habit, h...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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