Paul Tagliabue affirmed Roger Goodell’s findings in the Saints bounty case but, in a stunning turn of events, vacated all player discipline handed out to Jonathan Vilma (one year), Anthony Hargrove, Scott Fujita and Will Smith.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has handed down new discipline to four players in connection with the NFL’s bounty investigation of the Saints.
The New Orleans Saints have hired a firm run by former FBI director Louis Freeh to conduct an internal investigation of the NFL club.
An arbitrator has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline New Orleans Saints players for their role in a bounty system.
A separate arbitration hearing into whether Goodell has jurisdiction to punish the players for the team’s bounties program has been set for May 30.
The union claims NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t have the authority to hand out discipline for player conduct that occurred before the current collective bargaining agreement was finalized last August.
NFL investigation shows evidence that payments were handed out and received for some hits on targeted opponents.
The New Orleans Saints will have an interim coach for the 2012 season, but it is unlikely that Bill Parcells will take the position.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has rejected the appeals of coach Sean Payton and other New Orleans Saints officials stemming from the league’s probe into the club’s bounty system.
The NFLPA has told the players involved in the case that they could face criminal charges and that the union has hired outside counsel just in case.
Through the sordid accusations, the press conferences, the claims, the counterclaims… what seemed far away in the case of Bountygate was a resolution.
The former player admitted that some of the Cowboys had bounties during his days with the team (91-93, 96-97) and went into detail about what kind of cash was on the table.