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|Saints blasted over bounty program - Payton and Loomis suspended|
In move that is sure to send shockwaves throughout the NFL, football Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton for the entire 2012 season without pay for the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players.
In addition to Payton's suspension, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis was also suspended for eight games while former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been suspended indefinitely.
The team has also been fined $500,000 and will have to give up its second-round picks in the 2012 and 2013 NFL Drafts. The league said in a news release that the involvement of individual players in the program is still being reviewed, and that any discipline will be announced at a future time.
In addition, Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt has been suspended without pay for the first six games of the 2012 season.
Payton's suspension will begin April 1 and last for the entire 2012 season. Loomis' suspension, which is also without pay, will be for the first eight games of the 2012 season.
Williams, who was hired to be the St. Louis Rams' defensive coordinator earlier this year, will have his status reviewed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the 2012 regular season has ended, according to the release. Goodell will then decide if Williams should be reinstated.
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