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Vilma Appeals Season-Long Suspension

Vilma Appeals Season-Long SuspensionStacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma is appealing his season-long suspension handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last week for his role in the Saints bounty scandal.The eight-year NFL veteran is argu...

NFL Suspends Four Players For Roles In Bounty System

NFL Suspends Four Players For Roles In Bounty SystemStacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL has suspended four players for their roles in the New Orleans Saints bounty program. Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who is suspended for the entire 2012 season, received the harshest penalty. Former sai...

Report: Saints’ GM Loomis Able to Eavesdrop

Report: Saints’ GM Loomis Able to EavesdropNFL via Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Some more bad news for the New Orleans Saints.  The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Louisiana notified the Saints that their general manager Mickey Loomis had an electronic device in his Super...

Report: No NFL Contact For Saints Coach Payton

Report: No NFL Contact For Saints Coach PaytonChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In a report published by ESPN, suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is not allowed to have contact with the Saints organization or anyone in the NFL during his suspension. His suspension began on ...

New Orleans Saints Owner Tom Benson to Buy the Hornets

New Orleans Saints Owner Tom Benson to Buy the HornetsNFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New Orleans have fallen on hard times lately, but there is hope on the horizon. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is purchasing the team for $338 million.The NBA has been trying to sell the team since the league ...

New Orleans Saints Name Vitt Interim Head Coach

New Orleans Saints Name Vitt Interim Head CoachNFL via Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The New Orleans Saints named assistant coach Joe Vitt the interim head coach Thursday, while Sean Payton serves a one-year ban for his role in the team’s bounty system.The Saints are expected to tap offensive ...

NFL Upholds Saints Suspensions

NFL Upholds Saints SuspensionsChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL upheld the suspensions of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant coach Joe Vitt for their roles in the team’s bounty system Monday. The trio filed th...

Gregg Williams Told Players to Injure 49ers Players

Gregg Williams Told Players to Injure 49ers PlayersNFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- On the same day that New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and general manager Micky Loomis will have their appeals heard regarding the team's bounty system under former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, a new ...

Saints’ Sean Payton Will Appeal One-Year Suspension

Saints’ Sean Payton Will Appeal One-Year SuspensionChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will file an appeal of his season-long suspension on Friday.  He will also ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for guidance on the suspension's parameters, a league ...

Bill Parcells: I’d Be A Hypocrite To Not Consider Saints

Bill Parcells: I’d Be A Hypocrite To Not Consider SaintsBobby Bank/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- During a phone interview with ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen on Wednesday, former head coach Bill Parcells said he would be a "hypocrite" for not considering the New Orleans Saints' interim coaching position i...

Payton Speaks Out For First Time Since Suspensions Handed Out

Payton Speaks Out For First Time Since Suspensions Handed OutChris Graythen/Getty Images(PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- For the first time since the NFL handed down a year long suspension towards him, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton spoke to media about a variety of issues surrounding the team.Since Payton's sus...

Saints’ Sean Payton Apologizes For Bounty Program

Saints’ Sean Payton Apologizes For Bounty ProgramChris Graythen/Getty Images(METAIRIE, La) -- New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton apologized on Friday for his unwillingness to stop a bounty system he was a part of for three years under his watch, saying he takes "full responsibility" for the pr...

Marques Colston Inks New Five-Year Deal with Saints

Marques Colston Inks New Five-Year Deal with SaintsChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The New Orleans Saints and wide receiver Marques Colston agreed on a five-year contract on Tuesday. Headed into free agency, the Saints had hoped to ink Colston when they placed a franchise tag on quarterback...

Ex-New Orleans Saint Anthony Hargrove Addresses Bounty Program

Ex-New Orleans Saint Anthony Hargrove Addresses Bounty ProgramJupiterImages/Photos.com(NEW YORK) -- Former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove released a statement Thursday to address reports about his role in a 2009 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings in which he put a hit on th...

Saints Coach And GM Take Full Responsibility For Bounty Program

Saints Coach And GM Take Full Responsibility For Bounty ProgramAl Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis issued an apology Tuesday for the bounty program run by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.“We acknowledge that the...

Randy Moss To Work Out With Saints

Randy Moss To Work Out With SaintsJohn Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Free agent wide receiver Randy Moss is headed to New Orleans to work out with the Saints, according to Foxsports.com on Monday. Moss was retired until he made the announcement on his 35th bir...

Williams to Meet With NFL Security Officials

Williams to Meet With NFL Security OfficialsMatthew Sharpe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has apologized for setting up a bounty system that paid Saints defensive players for making big plays and even knocking opposing players out of...

Saints Slap the Franchise Tag On Drew Brees

Saints Slap the Franchise Tag On Drew BreesEzra Shaw/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) -- Quarterback Drew Brees had a record breaking season for the New Orleans Saints in 2011, and the team is making sure he stays in a Saints uniform. The Saints have placed their exclusive-rights franchise tag on Brees....

Saints Charged with Maintaining "Bounty" Program

Saints Charged with Maintaining "Bounty" ProgramScott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New Orleans Saints have been found guilty of maintaining a "bounty" program funded primarily by players in violation of NFL rules during the 2009, 2010, and 2011 seasons, according to the NFL on Friday. Between...

Saints and Brees Continue To Talk

Saints and Brees Continue To TalkRonald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New Orleans Saints and Super Bowl champion quarterback Drew Brees are still a long way from getting a new deal done, according to league sources. Both sides are trying to complete a deal before Monday's dea...

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