NFL Security investigation finds Saints sanctioned bounty program

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  1. Playoffs

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    Adam Schefter ‏ @AdamSchefter Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    NFL investigation of Saints began in 2010 when allegations were made that Saints targeted QBs such as Brett Favre and Kurt Warner.

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    Discipline for the Saints could include fines, suspensions and forfeiture of draft choices.

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    NFL determined that former Saints DC Gregg Williams administered the program with knowledge of other defensive coaches.

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    Investigation reviewed 18,000 documents totaling more than 50,000 pages. Commissioner Goodell will determine the discipline.

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    NFL security determined between 22 and 27 defensive players on the Saints, as well as at least one asst. coach, maintained a bounty program.
     
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    The Saints are so screwed with the way the league and Goodell have been emphasizing player safety
     
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    Favre took one of the worst beatings I have ever seen in the playoff game against the Saints. I thought there DC was just being a dick but bounties are a whole different breed of animal
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    And their defense still sucked, go figure.

    I'm still happy we never brought Gregg Williams here. Even if this had never happened. Over--rated *clap-clap, clap-clap-clap*
     
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    Made me think of Jerry Glanville (even though I don't know if Glanville ever had an actual bounty system).
     
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    Schefter -- A safe prediction: Saints will be disciplined far worse than the Patriots were for Spygate.*

    Schefter on NFL Live: "In week of the NFC Championship Game, Jonathan Vilma put $10,000 on a table & said 'this goes to the guy that knocks out Brett Favre.'"



    *NFL fined Patriots head coach Bill Belichick $500,000 (the maximum allowed by the league and the largest fine ever imposed on a coach in the league's 87-year history) for his role in the incident, fined the Patriots $250,000, and docked the team their original first-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft.
     
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    Wow just heard about this
     


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    I'm just glad our team has the understanding that their salaries are enough money to knock a QB out.
     
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    I already despised the Saint's. This right here puts them in Cowboys, and Titans territory as far as my hate list. :cutthroat:

    Take their first round pick away.
     
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    I've warmed up to the Saints but the Packers and Giants will always be my favorite NFC teams.

    I despise the Titans SO much that I actually find the Cowboys, their fans, and even the city of Dallas tolerable. I know that's crazy talk. lol - I can't stand the Titans and particularly Cortland Finnegan. Uggh
     
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    This isn't just hearsay as some of the Saints fans I have been reading want to believe. Greg Williams has come out and publicly apologized for this..

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/02/gregg-williams-apologizes-for-terrible-mistake/
     
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    we don't have one this year

    looks like we won't have one next year, either

    damn...

    this offseason sucks. Epic defensive meltdown in the SF game. Brees's contract negotiations. Nicks's growing frustration with the lack of contract talks. Colston's impending FA. And now this.

    I think I'm going to hibernate for a few months.
     
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    Oh. Snap.

    This not good. For the Saints and their fans.
     
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    It shouldn't be good for Williams, either.

    he apparently did the same thing with the Redskins.

    For me what separates it from Spygate is that I don't think the "every team does this" is true for spying w/ cameras, while players have come out and acknowledged that this kind of thing happens in lots of locker rooms.

    Regardless, it's a ****ty tactic and I personally don't like it.

    Sucks even more that the Saints will be the example.

    This will probably be heavier than the Spygate penalties. And that blows.

    But Williams should *not* be immune just because he's no longer in New Orleans.

    This offseason can't end soon enough... and it just begun

    sigh
     
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    Evan Silva ‏ @evansilva Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    Player to @MarkMaske, talking about Gregg Williams: "If you took the star player out, he'd hook you up a little bit."

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    Williams has done it for years. RT @PostSports #Redskins had bounty system similar to one in #Saints investigation.

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    Washington Post reports Redskins had a bounty system for big hits on opponents under their former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

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    ESPN's John Clayton on #Saints: "I think you'll see multiple draft choices taken away ... Maybe 1st-rd pick next yr & another pick this yr."
     
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    I feel ya on the Titans hate, I'm right there with you. I don't think there is anything on the face of the Earth that could make me tolerate Cowboys fans, or anything to do with the city of Dallas though, lol. :bat:
     
  19. XI CMURDER IX

    XI CMURDER IX Gig 'em

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    Doesn't it seem like the payments are a little on the small side? You are making 1+ million a year and you take only 1500 dollars to do something that can get you in a heap of trouble? They deserve to be punished for stupidity rather than actually hurting the players.
     
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    Take away their SB win, that would put a stop to this crap in the future.
     

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