NFL suspends New Orleans Saints coaches, manager
And this final note. The New Orleans Saints were marched to the woodshed today. The National Football League suspended Coach Sean Payton for a year without pay and fined the team half a million dollars as punishment for a bounty program that paid bonuses to players for injuring opponents.
ESPN reports the suspension will cost Payton some $7.5 million; The Saints’ general manager was suspended for eight games; and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who is now with the St. Louis Rams, was suspended indefinitely.
The league said payoffs included 1,500 for “knockouts” that took opposing players out of games. Bad voo-doo for the city that’s hosting next year’s Super Bowl.
As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.
Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.
Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.