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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

VIKINGS: Players laud NFL commissioner for bounty gate penalties on Saints

March 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Members of the Minnesota Vikings team that lost to New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game 26 months ago say NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acted appropriately Wednesday. And by appropriately, we mean using both barrels to blast Saints management to smithereens with a list of “Bountygate” punishments that shocked people throughout the league. Continue Reading

Saints coach suspended for season over bounties

March 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Meting out unprecedented punishment for a crush-for-cash bounty system that targeted key opposing players, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely banned the team’s former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams. Continue Reading

Bounty program aftermath: Saints’ head coach Payton suspended for season by NFL

March 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The NFL has suspended New Orleans head coach Sean Payton for the 2012 season, and former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is banned from the league indefinitely because of the team’s bounty program that targeted opposing players. Continue Reading

Saints bedevil Vikings 42-20

December 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Brees completed 32 of 40 passes to help the Saints (11-3) overcome a slow and sloppy start to stay two games ahead of Atlanta in the NFC South. They turned the ball over twice deep in their own territory in the first half, botched a surprise onside kick and had a 40-yard TD pass called back because of a penalty. Continue Reading

AP Source: Saints RB Reggie Bush has broken fibula

September 21, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Reggie Bush’s broken leg likely will sideline him about six weeks but not the rest of the season, a person familiar with the injury said.
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Monday Night Football: Last drive pushes Saints past Niners

September 20, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

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Former USC star Bush forfeits 2005 Heisman Trophy

September 15, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Reggie Bush took the unprecedented step of forfeiting his 2005 Heisman Trophy, saying the scandal over improper benefits while he was a star running back at Southern California should not stain “the dignity of this award.”
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