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Four players suspended by NFL for bounties

May 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Hoping to close the book on bounties, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints defensive captain Jonathan Vilma without pay for all of next season Wednesday and gave shorter bans to three other players for their leading roles in the team’s cash-for-hits system that knocked key opponents out of games from 2009-11. Continue Reading

Commish Goodell upholds penalties in bounty case

April 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Sean Payton now knows for certain he won’t be coaching in 2012.
And the New Orleans Saints must figure out whether Bill Parcells or someone else is best suited to take over a team seeking its fourth straight trip to the playoffs. Continue Reading

Saints appeal NFL suspensions

March 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Saints coach Sean Payton is appealing his season-long suspension from the NFL for his role in New Orleans’ bounty system. And he’s not the only one looking for a little relief from the penalties handed down by Commissioner Roger Goodell. Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Bounties have no place in football, NFL or otherwise

March 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

A former sports reporter at The Daily Republic once overheard this statement from an area football fan:
“We were pretty fed up with that kid (a player from an opposing team). We were hoping someone would break his leg.”
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N.D. lawmakers want a $100 bounty on coyotes

January 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota lawmakers say the state’s coyote population is growing, and they’re proposing that hunters get a $100 bounty for shooting one. Continue Reading