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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. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Vilma happy Tagliabue will hear appeals

    Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- After making his season debut in a 35-28 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma said he's happy with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to recuse himself from hearing the appeals of playe...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  12. Tagliabue to take over appeals from Goodell

    Pat Yasinskas

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has recused himself from hearing the appeals of player suspensions in the New Orleans Saints' bounty saga. I'd say that's at least a momentary victory for Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Anthony Hargrove and Scott Fujita...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  13. Goodell: Saints targeted Panthers in 2010

    Pat Yasinskas

    In a memo to all 32 NFL teams announcing the revised punishment from the alleged three-year bounty program run by the New Orleans Saints, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell revealed a significant detail about a 2010 game with Carolina. In a previous m...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  14. Goodell's letter to Jonathan Vilma

    Pat Yasinskas

    We already shared with you part of a letter from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to New Orleans defensive end Will Smith, explaining the decision to uphold his four-game suspension. Goodell also decided to uphold the season-long suspension of New O...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  15. Roger Goodell on Will Smith's suspension

    Pat Yasinskas

    The NFL has announced that the four-game suspension for New Orleans defensive end Will Smith has been reinstated. The league also provided part of a letter from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, explaining why he chose to stick with the initial puni...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  16. Report: Saints' punishment coming shortly

    Pat Yasinskas

    Huddle up again because, for the second time, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to announce player punishments in the alleged New Orleans Saints bounty program. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports an announcement is coming momentarily. Goodell i...

    Blog | October 09, 2012