National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has begun reinstatement talks with suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton after an arbitration ruling overturned player discipline in the team’s bounty case.
All player suspensions in the New Orleans Saints bounty case were thrown out by former National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who placed the blame for the program on the team’s coaches and front office.
Joe Vitt will fill in for New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton while he serves a one-year suspension for his part in a case the National Football League says involves payments to players for injuring opponents.
Jonathan Vilma, the New Orleans Saints linebacker fighting a full-season suspension from the National Football League, told a U.S. judge he never offered or received money for inflicting extra-violent hits on opponents.
Suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be allowed back at the Superdome this week for a game in which Drew Brees can break Johnny Unitas’s record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass.
The full-season suspension of professional football player Jonathan Vilma for his alleged role in a player injury bounty program was “too harsh,” a judge said -- adding that she may be unable to change it.
Roger Goodell reinstated a season ban for New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma while cutting the penalties for two other players suspended in the National Football League’s probe of the team’s bounty program.
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the one-year suspension he gave New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton for trying to cover up a bounty program that paid players bonuses for injuring their opponents.
Drew Brees’s record-setting game carried the New Orleans Saints to their first win of the National Football League season, while the Indianapolis Colts rallied to upset the Green Bay Packers 30-27 less than a week after coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia.