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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Saints scandal featured on 'OTL'

    Pat Yasinskas

    If you want to hear more on the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal, you might want to tune in to ESPN at 3 p.m. ET. There will be a special edition of "Outside The Lines" focusing on the Saints' situation. I don't know details of exactly what will...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  4. Another consequence for Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    NFC North colleague Kevin Seifert brought up an excellent point about an additional consequence of the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal. You can almost certainly cross the Saints off the list of teams to play the season-opening Wednesday night (...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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