This is the October 9, 2012 news archive. View today's Saints rumors and news.
The Commissioner’s re-issued bounty discipline resulted in, as a practical matter, a $564,000 gift to Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, given that his one-year ban has been reduced to 10 games without pay, following the completion of his six-week stintShare Tweet
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has received the football Drew Brees threw to eclipsed Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas' record of 47 consecutive games with a touchdown pass.Share Tweet
Will Smith complains about “arrogance and agenda” of NFL investigatorsOf the four players who received renewed discipline for their involvement in the Saints’ alleged bounty program, only Saints defensive end Will Smith had no changes made to his penalty. He initially was suspended four games, and he once again has been sShare Tweet
Opinion: New Orleans Saints punishments still too severe, but at least NFL being open with its evidenceThere's no debating that Saints' crimes existed -- only whether punishment fits the crimeShare Tweet
Roger Goodell Reinstates Saints Bounty Program Suspensions, Writes Prickish Letters To Those Involveddeadspin.com Oct 9, 2012Roger Goodell, having tripped all over his dick as regards the Saints' bounty program, is back to swinging the stupid thing in our faces again. Today, he reinstated the suspensions of all four players, although three of them were given more lenient puni…Share Tweet
Goodell: Saints targeted Panthers in 2010ESPN.com Oct 9, 2012In a memo to all 32 NFL teams announcing the revised punishment from the alleged three-year bounty program run by the New Orleans Saints, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell revealed a significant detail about a 2010 game with Carolina. In a previous memo, G…Share Tweet
NFLPA fires back after bounty discipline announcementIf you think the drama surrounding the Saints bounty penalties is going to die down anytime soon, think again. The NFLPA released the following statement, moments after the NFL released Roger Goodell’s slight changes to the punishments of four players:Share TweetNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has altered the suspensions of three of the four players who were disciplined as a result of the league’s investigation into the Saints’ bounty program. The player who got the best result was Browns linebacker Scott FujiShare Tweet
Outside the Game: Kyle Turley hopes to get back to NFL stadiums - this time, with his bandyahoo.com Oct 9, 2012As a football player, offensive lineman Kyle Turley was best-known for one incident. When Turley's Saints played the New York Jets at the Superdome in November of 2011, there was a play in which Jets defensive player Damien Robinson was trying to twist …Share Tweet
NFL reduces many original penalties for players connected to New Orleans Saints bounty scandalJonathan Vilma suspended for remainder of the seasonShare Tweet
Suspended New Orleans Saints snared by own wordsESPN.com Oct 9, 2012Roger Goodell used the suspended Saints' own words against them in the bounty case, writes Jeffri Chadiha.Share TweetFour weeks and three days after an internal appeals panel vacated suspensions imposed on Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, Saints defensive end Will Smith, and free-agent defensive end Anthony Hargrove, the league has re-…Share Tweet
New Super Bowl book will interest New Orleans Saints fansVeteran NFL writer Bob McGinn says Saints were aggressors in Super Bowl XLIVShare Tweet
New Orleans Saints interim coach Aaron Kromer from Monday's press conference: replayAaron Kromer goes over the Saints' plan for the bye weekShare Tweet
New Orleans Saints chat with beat writer Nakia Hogan at noonJoin New Orleans Saints beat writer Nakia Hogan for a chat, as the Saints settle into their bye week following Sunday's 31-24 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The chat will begin at noon, and it will continue for about...Share Tweet
New Orleans Saints finally produce a pass rush, even when they weren't blitzing: Film studySaints blitzed on 13 of the Chargers' 51 drop-backs in 31-24 victoryShare Tweet
Drew Brees one of three finalists for FedEx Air Player of the WeekDrew Brees' record-breaking performance has him up for weekly honorShare Tweet
Countdown Daily Insight: Record-Breaking BreesOct 9Prim Siripipat and Eric Allen break down Drew Brees' performance on Sunday and talk about the Saints' season outlook
Goodell Upholds Vilma PenaltyOct 9Roger Goodell has reduced the bounty-related suspensions of two players while upholding the punishment of two others.
NFL Live OT: Saints' SuspensionsOct 9NFL Live OT on Roger Goodell reducing the bounty-related suspensions of two players while upholding the punishment of two others.
Peter King: Unless he plays smarter, RGIII will lose to Luck in long-term;…Oct 9"I read your story,'' Robert Griffin III told me the night of the NFL Draft in New York. "Interesting."
Suspended New Orleans Saints snared by own wordsOct 9Roger Goodell used the suspended Saints' own words against them in the bounty case, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Don Banks: In Newton's regression, shades of another recent fall from grac…Oct 9The comparison grows a little more obvious and well-defined as the weeks pass, and so do the concerns. When you watch the early-season struggles of last year's rookie sensation quarterback, Carolina's Cam Newton, it's hard to fight the feeling that perh…
Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 5Oct 9The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.