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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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. 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. 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
  13. Loomis: Brees' contract most important

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis held a pre-draft meeting with the media Thursday, but the session wasn't all about the draft. The Saints don't have a pick until the third round and they're dealing with the bounty scandal. They als...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  14. Payton and Loomis apologize for bounties

    Pat Yasinskas

    We have yet another development in the scandal surrounding the New Orleans Saints and the "bounty program" the NFL said the Saints ran the past three seasons. The team just sent out a joint statement from coach Sean Payton and general manager Mic...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  15. Did Manning injury stem from bounty?

    Pat Yasinskas

    Another day, another potentially ugly twist to the scandal involving the New Orleans Saints and what the NFL says was a "bounty program" to provide financial incentives for injuring opponents. The latest development doesn't involve the Saints dir...

    Blog | March 04, 2012