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  1. Vilma decision could affect Seahawks, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Jonathan Vilma and other current/former suspended New Orleans Saints players won reversals Friday. What it means for the NFC West: The decision clears Vilma to play against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12 (and all season). Vilma had previou...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  2. A bounty against Bill Romanowski? Oh my

    Mike Sando

    A young Bill Romanowski famously infuriated teammate Harris Barton and others by taking undue shots at Jerry Rice during San Francisco 49ers practices. With that in mind, it should come as no shock to hear that an opponent might have slapped a bo...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  3. No checklist for Gregg Williams' return

    Mike Sando

    LZ Granderson's column makes a strong case for Gregg Williams' return to the NFL and (presumably) the St. Louis Rams for the 2013 season. Granderson cites examples of players returning to the NFL following illegal or prohibited activity. He says W...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  4. Kyle Williams' dad: 'Closer to criminal act'

    Mike Sando

    Listening to Gregg Williams implore New Orleans Saints players to target various San Francisco 49ers has triggered varied reactions. Randy Cross, retired 49ers offensive lineman and current analyst for Sirius radio, brushed off Williams' speech as...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  5. Tapes a knockout blow for Gregg Williams

    Mike Sando

    Gregg Williams' NFL career was already endangered before audio recordings proved he ordered players to inflict specific injuries on specific San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs last season. He's likely finished now. If this doesn't finish him, what w...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  6. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Crushing bounty-related penalties levied against the New Orleans Saints forced a re-vote in ESPN.com's first NFL Power Rankings looking ahead to the 2012 season. We planned to run the rankings after Peyton Manning signed with Denver, figuring that...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  7. Top 5 NFL scandals

    Mike Sando

    The most significant scandals in NFL history affected individuals and organizations alike. The nature of the allegations, the prominence of the individuals involved, the punishment meted out and the overall impact led us to single out the following f...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  8. Around the NFC West: Cards' uphill fight

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams had an opportunity to leverage the second pick of the 2012 draft into a bounty of prime selections. They maximized that opportunity and should be set up well for the long term as a result. Around the NFC West: March 14, 2013 ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  9. Around the NFC West: Quiet will not last

    Mike Sando

    The NFL took a break from dominating the sports news cycle over the weekend. The silence will not last long. Bounty-related punishments for current and former New Orleans Saints players await. The NFL will address recent bounty-related appeals ...

    Blog | April 09, 2012