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J.B. 03-21-2012 06:58 PM

Roger Goodell drops the hammer
 
Saints head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for the entire season and assistant coach Greg Williams is suspended indefinitely over the "bounty-gate" scandal. I knew the punishment would be stiff, but I didn't think it would be this stiff.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/77...-year-bounties

rearnakedchoke 03-21-2012 07:15 PM

wow .... that is nuts ... payton should have never said he knew about it ...

VCURamFan 03-21-2012 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by J.B. (Post 187657)
Saints head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for the entire season and assistant coach Greg Williams is suspended indefinitely over the "bounty-gate" scandal. I knew the punishment would be stiff, but I didn't think it would be this stiff.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/77...-year-bounties

Wow, that is intense! :scared0015:

Bonnie 03-21-2012 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by J.B. (Post 187657)
Saints head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for the entire season and assistant coach Greg Williams is suspended indefinitely over the "bounty-gate" scandal. I knew the punishment would be stiff, but I didn't think it would be this stiff.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/77...-year-bounties

I hope they think it was worth it; they certainly earned every bit of what they're getting. I hope they come down hard on the players involved too.

I'm not saying he does, but if Drew Brees thinks this is too harsh a punishment, and that Payton is such a great man and great coach, maybe he should stop and think about if another coach/team had set out to deliberately try to sideline him, possibly ending his career, what punishment would he think is appropriate then.

Btw, did Brees know this was going on? I find it hard to believe that something like this would be going on for three years and the rest of the team wouldn't know about it.

Bonnie 03-21-2012 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke (Post 187663)
wow .... that is nuts ... payton should have never said he knew about it ...

Seriously?! :laugh: Besides, from the article, other people were talking and saying he did know so...

Bonnie 03-21-2012 07:43 PM

Men! :punch:

J.B. 03-21-2012 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Bonnie (Post 187671)
I hope they think it was worth it; they certainly earned every bit of what they're getting. I hope they come down hard on the players involved too.

I'm not saying he does, but if Drew Brees thinks this is too harsh a punishment, and that Payton is such a great man and great coach, maybe he should stop and think about if another coach/team had set out to deliberately try to sideline him, possibly ending his career, what punishment would he think is appropriate then.

Btw, did Brees know this was going on? I find it hard to believe that something like this would be going on for three years and the rest of the team wouldn't know about it.

Brees had to know, and Brees has got to walk a fine line in what he says on this one because he is one of the top spokesmen for the player's association.

J.B. 03-22-2012 10:58 PM

All 32 teams are required to send a signed letter back to Roger Goodell by the end of next week that confirms they do NOT have a system like this on their squad.

The Saints have officially been made an example of. :ninja:

J.B. 03-22-2012 11:01 PM

It's too bad it had to go down like this over something has been going on for years amongst players, but I can't say I disagree with the league's stance. It would be real easy for me to bash the Saints, especially knowing that they basically ended Kurt Warner's career during that run, but if Kurt ain't mad how can I be? This stuff was commonplace...but not anymore.

Bonnie 03-23-2012 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by J.B. (Post 187762)
All 32 teams are required to send a signed letter back to Roger Goodell by the end of next week that confirms they do NOT have a system like this on their squad.

The Saints have officially been made an example of. :ninja:

Quote:

Originally Posted by J.B. (Post 187763)
It's too bad it had to go down like this over something has been going on for years amongst players, but I can't say I disagree with the league's stance. It would be real easy for me to bash the Saints, especially knowing that they basically ended Kurt Warner's career during that run, but if Kurt ain't mad how can I be? This stuff was commonplace...but not anymore.

From what some of the sports people have been saying, it was known that the Saints were doing this (I guess from 3 years ago) and they had been warned to stop it. I'm not sure if they were given multiple warnings which would equal multiple chances, but from what was said, it was their lies when asked about it that really brought down the sledge hammer on their heads.

Hey, what about Favre, do you think his career was prematurely ended too? :unsure-1:

:laugh: I couldn't resist bringing him up! :laugh:


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