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  1. Rams, West will get fill of Gregg Williams

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' 2013 schedule became a little more interesting Thursday when the NFL reinstated Gregg Williams following an indefinite suspension relating to his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal. The reinstatement means Williams ...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  2. NFC West 1-2 at Superdome from 2002-04

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers twice lost close games against New Orleans in the Superdome when the Saints were allegedly eavesdropping on visiting coaches from 2002-2004. Coincidence? Evidence of malfeasance? "There's something missing here," said Bi...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  3. Chat wrap: Which team's offseason best

    Mike Sando

    We made it through the NFC West chat without any scandals erupting or starting quarterbacks taking free-agent visits. We learned that former San Francisco 49ers guard Chilo Rachal planned to visit the St. Louis Rams, another indication that the 49...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  4. Podcast: Debating top five NFL scandals

    Mike Sando

    Severe punishment handed down to the New Orleans Saints moved their bounty scandal into the No. 2 spot, past Spygate, on our recent list of top NFL scandals. Some thought it should have outranked the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal, a subject Mik...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  5. 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
  6. On Gregg Williams and bounty punishment

    Mike Sando

    Initial thoughts on the NFL's announcement regarding punishment for Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, Gregg Williams, Joe Vitt and the New Orleans Saints stemming from their bounty scandal: What it means for the Rams: Williams, their new defensive coor...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  7. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Bernie Miklasz's take on Gregg Williams and the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal caught my attention for several reasons. One, there's a link to a fabulous site chronicling known fines against NFL players and teams. Two, Miklasz makes a welcome ...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  8. Around the NFC West: Bounties and more

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West weekend began with St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams apologizing for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal. It ended with the NFL summoning Williams to New York amid lingering questions. What could ha...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  9. What could happen to Gregg Williams

    Mike Sando

    The New Orleans Saints are in trouble - deep, deep trouble - for the bounties they offered for knocking out opposing players. The question for NFC West observers is to what degree this Saints scandal will affect new St. Louis Rams defensive coordi...

    Blog | March 03, 2012
  10. 49ers' Jennings: Penn State scandal lessons

    Mike Sando

    NFL long-snappers generally escape public notice, but the San Francisco 49ers' Brian Jennings is compelling enough to command his own weekly radio show in the Bay Area. Jennings was especially compelling this week when addressing the sex-abuse sca...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  11. Video: Wells makes case against NCAA

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals' Beanie Wells joined ESPN's First Take to expand upon comments he made via Twitter following Jim Tressel's resignation as Ohio State coach. Wells gives his former college coach a pass regarding the scandal that led to Tressel...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  12. Mailbag: Perspective on video scandal

    Mike Sando

    Ed from Watertown, N.Y., thought my previous item about the Denver Broncos videotape scandal treated the New England Patriots unfairly. Mike Sando: To review, the Broncos fired former Patriots video staffer Steve Scarnecchia for taping the San Fra...

    Blog | November 28, 2010
  13. 49ers, Rams have right to feel cheated

    Mike Sando

    So, the San Francisco 49ers were unwitting victims of a Spygate-style taping scheme before their recent London game against the Denver Broncos. My thoughts: Steve Scarnecchia, the person responsible for the illicit taping earlier this month, w...

    Blog | November 27, 2010
  14. Mailbag: Pete Carroll's character

    Mike Sando

    Lou from Montreal writes: What can we learn about Pete Carroll in light of LenDale White's recent comments regarding his release from the Seahawks and Carroll's explanation? With Taylor Mays' comments on draft day and the ongoing USC scandal, this is...

    Blog | July 10, 2010
  15. Saints struggling to mask flaws in secondary

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando has 10 observations from one of the wilder NFL weekends in recent memory.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2007
  16. NFL referees face layers of scrutiny

    Mike Sando

    Tim Donaghy's implication in an NBA betting scandal has given other leagues, including the NFL, reason to review their own policies regulating game officials, Mike Sando writes.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2007