This is the December 12, 2012 news archive. View today's Saints rumors and news.
The league hasn't closed the door on Payton returning early.
Share TweetNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he "fundamentally disagrees" with former league boss Paul Tagliabue's decision not to discipline players in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal.Share TweetVictor Cruz doesn’t make his teammates nervous when he does his harmless salsa dance routine after he scores a touchdown. A couple of quick moves and it’s over. But even Cruz cringed when rookie running back David Wilson made it into the end zone threSource: nydailynews.comShare TweetThe Saints quarterbacks wishes the league office would admit it could have handled the situation better.Share TweetBy Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, December 12, 2012 TAMPA - The Saints enter their showdown with the Bucs on Sunday in unfamiliar territory.For the first time in eight years, New Orleans (5-8) is playing out its final three games with almost nSource: tampabay.com
Report: Williams testified trying to stop bountyUpdated Dec 12, 2012 Share TweetFormer New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams testified that he tried to shut down the team's bounty system when the NFL began investigating but was overruled by assistant head coach Joe Vitt.Source: ESPN.com
Drew Brees, foundation suing former organizer of celebrity golf tournament in southern CaliforniaUpdated Dec 12, 2012 Share TweetSuit was filed Wednesday against David Miller and Integrated Sports Marketing in San Diego Superior Court
New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins among six players out of Wednesday's practiceUpdated Dec 12, 2012 Share TweetThree starters -- Jenkins, Strief, Collins -- were among the injuredShare TweetWhen former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue made a ruling on Tuesday that vacated the punishments of four formerly suspended New Orleans Saints players, it closed a chapter (through not the entire book) on one of the more embarrassing and elongated saga…Share TweetThe four players suspended as part of the NFL’s investigation into the Saints’ bounty program had those suspensions vacated by former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue on Tuesday, ending their long fight against the punishment handed down by Tagliabue”Source: profootballtalk.com
NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith says he knows New Orleans Saints never placed bounties on playersUpdated Dec 12, 2012 Share TweetDeMaurice Smith wants NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to apologizeShare TweetThere’s little doubt that rookie running back David Wilson was the biggest star of the Giants’ 52-27 win over the Saints in Week 14. And now there’s no doubt that he’s the NFC special teams player of the week as a result. The NFL made the announceSource: profootballtalk.com
Goodell Begins Reinstatement Talks With PaytonDec 12Roger Goodell does not eliminate possibility of Sean Payton rejoining Saints before Super Bowl.
Blogger Blitz: Buccaneers at SaintsDec 12NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas previews this week's matchup between the Buccaneers and Saints
New Orleans QB Drew Brees: 'This was some serious vindication'Dec 12New Orleans QB Drew Brees explains why the bounty scandal was mishandled by the NFL and asks for someone from the league office to come out and apologize.
Countdown Daily AccuScore: TB-NODec 12Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Buccaneers-Saints
Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers running back, skipped team's most …Dec 12Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall's one-game team suspension is for not attending last Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to a multiple sources.