michael-garcia - March 22, 2012
The NFL has just laid the hammer down, suspending New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton for the entire next season for the illegal bounty program that the Saints were running.
Gregg Williams, the defensive coordinator who ran the program that rewarded players financially for taking opposing players out of games, has been suspended indefinitely by the league. The Saints also lose a pick in the next two drafts and were fined half a million dollars.
The suspension is without pay, according to Jay Glazer, which means Payton will lose out on about 8 million dollars in salary. Ouch.