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Saints head coach Sean Payton will be suspended for the entire 2012 NFL season beginning April 16.


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Former Giants MLB Antonio Pierce played for the now-banned DC Gregg Williams as a member of the Washington Redskins in 2004. He knows Williams, his tactics and pretty much why his former coach is suddenly an ex-employee of the NFL, probably for good.

"I've heard that speech from seven of the defensive coordinators I've played with in my nine-year career," Pierce the New York Daily News this week. "Think about it, if a guy knows he's going to get hit hard, he's not going to come across that middle."

In addition, Pierce said players always know who's hurt. Heck, all they have to do is pick up the paper and read the injury report....

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Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been banned from the NFL for running a "bounty" system not just in New Orleans, but several other cities as well. Yesterday, an audio clip scraped from footage by a filmmaker who was at the Saints' facility doing a piece on football, revealed Williams providing specific instructions to his team on how and when to inflict injury on opposing players. It was recorded right before the Saints-49ers NFC Divisional Playoff matchup in January.

?We need to decide on how many times we can beat Frank Gore?s head," Williams can be heard saying, referring to the San Francisco RB. He also mandated to "lay out" QB Alex Smith and delivered a disturbing initiative to his team in regards on how to handle WR Michael Crabtree...?We need to decide whether Crabtree wants to be a [expletive] prima donna or he wants to be a tough guy. He becomes human when we . . . take out that outside ACL.??

This seals Williams' fate as NFL employee. He's done for good. Sean Payton and the others, who had hopes of getting a reprieve through the appeal process, can kiss that goodbye as well.

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The Bountygate situation is far from over. The New Orleans Saints are appealing the ruling by Commissioner Roger Goodell, but to what avail is to be determined this week in New York.

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Former NFL star and current NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp said on the air last week that Jeremy Shockey was the whistleblower in the Bounty-gate case against the New Orleans Saints.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked if Sapp was right in both his method and his information...

On his reaction to Warren Sapp?s comments and what the league plans to do to protect whistleblowers:

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While every red-blooded American football fan is pooh-poohing the impending punishment for the participants in the infamous "Bounty-Gate" affair, judges and juries across the land await to see if the NFL is really serious about protecting it's players.

Commissioner Roger Goodell's actions, if too light, could open the league up to damaging lawsuits and fatal exposure. Lawsuits are the only thing outside of a meteor strike that could take down the high-flying NFL.

That is why Goodell must banish, or suspend indefinitely, Gregg Williams. He must also suspend and fine Saints' Head Coach Sean Payton, fine GM Mickey Loomis and slap the Saints in general with a hefty fine.

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As this ball of twine called "Bounty-Gate" unwinds (I could be the one who named this, BTW...how original) we are learning how widespread the "scandal" goes and to what extent.

Former Indianapolis Colts' head coach Tony Dungy is claiming Peyton Manning's neck woes began after he was viciously sacked by the Redskins in a 2006 game. The Redskins' defense was run back then by Gregg Williams, who is at the vortex of the NFL's investigation into violating the league's policy against bounties: rewarding players for injuring - or intending to injure - opposing players.

The Giants played Williams' Saints in Week 12 this season. Some are suggesting that the Giants may have been "bountied" in that game as several players were injured after getting hit excessively and illegally...

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