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Paul Tagliabue Bountygate ruling meaningless for New Orleans Sa…

Paul Tagliabue Bountygate ruling meaningless for New Orleans Saints since Sean Payton's suspension still stands

Paul Tagliabue’s 22-page decision affirmed the Saints operated a bounty program, put the blame on the coaches and staff and vacated the suspensions of four players, but there was nothing in there that can reverse the greatest damage inflicted by Roger G
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  • Drew Brees' passing game against the New York Giants: Graphic

    Drew Brees' passing game against the New York Giants: Graphic

    A look at Drew Brees' passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints' 52-27 loss to the New York Giants
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  • The Saints bounty scandal: A timeline of events

    The Saints bounty scandal: A timeline of events

    yahoo.com Dec 11, 2012
    On Tuesday, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue vacated the suspensions of the current and former members of the New Orleans Saints who were suspended by current NFL commissioner Roger Goodell over an alleged "bounty" program that ran over …
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  • Judge Helen Berrigan asks players connected to New Orleans Sain…

    Judge Helen Berrigan asks players connected to New Orleans Saints bounty case if they want to continue legal fight

    nola.com ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    Jonathan Vilma is expected to keep his defamation lawsuit against Roger Goodell in play
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network looks at the bounty decision

    PFT on NBC Sports Network looks at the bounty decision

    profootballtalk.com Dec 11, 2012
    Tuesday brought Paul Tagliabue’s ruling on the suspensions to players issued by the NFL as part of the punishment for the Saints’ bounty program and the ruling brought plenty to talk about. All angles will be covered during Pro Football Talk on NBC Sp
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  • Section of Girod Street to be re-named Dave Dixon Drive

    Section of Girod Street to be re-named Dave Dixon Drive

    nola.com Dec 11, 2012
    Visionary played a big part in city getting NFL franchise, Super Bowls
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  • Ownership meeting figures to be “interesting”

    Ownership meeting figures to be “interesting”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 11, 2012
    The ruling from former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturning the suspensions imposed on four players arising from the Saints bounty case comes, coincidentally, as the owners are preparing to convene for a quarterly meeting. As one high-level source fr…
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  • Tagliabue Overturns Saints Suspensions

    Tagliabue Overturns Saints Suspensions

    Most NFL Odds would never have seen today’s events coming. It may took some time, but today is a day of relief and happiness for a couple of former New Orleans Saints players, as they are finally off the hook today — thanks in part to former NFL Commi
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  • Where they rank on offense, defense

    Where they rank on offense, defense

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    The latest NFL statistics, which include the Monday night game, are out and the New Orleans Saints continue to have the league’s worst defense. The Saints are No. 32 in total defense. They also are No. 32 against the run. They’re No. 30 against the pa
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  • Breaking down the eight plays that put New Orleans Saints seaso…

    Breaking down the eight plays that put New Orleans Saints season out of its misery: Film study

    nola.com Dec 11, 2012
    Saints went into self-destruct mode with turnovers, poor kick coverage in 52-27 loss to New York Giants
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  • Stock Watch: NFC South

    Stock Watch: NFC South

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    FALLING Jimmy Graham, tight end, Saints. His numbers aren’t terrible, but Graham’s not having the kind of season I expected in his second year as a full-time starter. I thought he’d take a big step forward from last year, but that hasn’t happened.
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  • Video - Pierce: A Black Eye For The League 03:23

    Pierce: A Black Eye For The League

    Dec 11
    Antonio Pierce and Herm Edwards react to Paul Tagliabue's ruling that voids all player discipline in the Saints bounty case.
  • Video - Woodson: Bounty Case Mishandled 03:24

    Woodson: Bounty Case Mishandled

    Dec 11
    Darren Woodson reacts to Paul Tagliabue's ruling that voids all player discipline in the Saints bounty case.
  • Video - Player Suspensions Vacated 03:47

    Player Suspensions Vacated

    Dec 11
    John Clayton discusses Paul Tagliabue vacating all player suspensions in the Saints bounty case.
  • Video - Tagliabue To Rule On Bounties Tuesday 01:15

    Tagliabue To Rule On Bounties Tuesday

    Dec 11
    Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue will rule Tuesday on Saints bounty appeals.

Sports Columnists

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    Dec 11
    Having experienced the unique pressures of the NFL, why would Nick Saban vacate his Alabama throne for Cleveland?
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 14

    Dec 11
    Seattle is a great place to play if you want to grab a double latte or a Pyramid IPA. It's not a great place to play if you want to grab coast-to-coast NFL headlines.
  • Peter King: Tagliabue ruling points finger at Saints organization, coaches

    Dec 11
    In vacating the 31 games' worth of player suspensions and fines handed to four players over the Saints' bounty sanctions, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue today, in effect, slammed the Saints' coaching staff and organization for the existence of a…
  • Do not blame Roger Goodell for New Orleans Saints bounty scandal

    Dec 11
    Everything that's gone wrong for Saints is fault of man in charge during scandal, Sean Payton, writes Jeffri Chadiha.