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League outs Jimmy Kennedy as 2010 whistleblower, Kennedy denies…

League outs Jimmy Kennedy as 2010 whistleblower, Kennedy denies it

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 10, 2012
So much for protecting whistleblowers. The lengthy memorandum issued by the NFL to all teams on Tuesday regarding the re-issued discipline in the Saints bounty scandal identifies former Vikings defensive lineman Jimmy Kennedy as the person who originall…
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  • Terry Bradshaw didn’t like how Drew Brees celebrated his record…

    Terry Bradshaw didn’t like how Drew Brees celebrated his record-breaking TD

    yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012
    Drew Brees threw a touchdown pass for the 48th straight game on Sunday night against the San Diego Chargers, and his New Orleans Saints triumphed in front of their beloved, persecuted, suspended head coach Sean Payton. It was an evening of joy for the S…
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  • Fight against new sanctions for players in New Orleans Saints b…

    Fight against new sanctions for players in New Orleans Saints bounty scandal may linger again

    nola.com Oct 10, 2012
    If the newly suspended players appeal the latest ruling, it may be a lengthy process to make it through the NFL's process and possibly back to court
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  • New Orleans Saints pass rushers Junior Galette, Martez Wilson s…

    New Orleans Saints pass rushers Junior Galette, Martez Wilson stepped up against Chargers

    nola.com Oct 10, 2012
    Galette, Wilson had two of the Saints' five sacks vs. San Diego
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  • Fujita blasts Goodell

    Fujita blasts Goodell

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns linebacker Scott Fujita accused Roger Goodell of abusing his power as commissioner for his handling of the New Orleans Saints' bounty case.
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  • Bountygate: A Circular, Confusing History

    Bountygate: A Circular, Confusing History

    nytimes.com Oct 10, 2012
    If you feel like the N.F.L.'s case against the Saints for a bounty program keeps going around in circles, you are not alone.
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  • New Orleans Saints chat with beat writer Larry Holder at 2:15 p…

    New Orleans Saints chat with beat writer Larry Holder at 2:15 p.m.

    nola.com Oct 10, 2012
    We're back at square one with the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued new player penalties just as the Saints are coming off a win and are resting in the bye week. I know...
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  • Drew Brees is player of the week

    Drew Brees is player of the week

    This should come as no surprise, but the NFL has announced that Drew Brees is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Brees made history Sunday night when he threw a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game to break the 52-year-old record set by Johnny…
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  • Texans add some veteran LB depth with Barrett Ruud

    Texans add some veteran LB depth with Barrett Ruud

    profootballtalk.com Oct 10, 2012
    Lacking depth in the middle of their defense with the loss of linebacker Brian Cushing, the Texans signed veteran Barrett Ruud Wednesday, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Ruud was just released by the Saints, who acquired him in a tra…
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  • PFT Live: Saints talk with Mike Triplett and the coaching hot s…

    PFT Live: Saints talk with Mike Triplett and the coaching hot seat

    profootballtalk.com Oct 10, 2012
    If it’s Wednesday, that means it is time for PFT Live‘s weekly look at which coaches are feeling their seats getting warm. It’s still early to make such determinations, although five games is certainly enough to give some credence to any thoughts ab
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  • Saints and Falcons have 'the drops'

    Saints and Falcons have 'the drops'

    ESPN.com Oct 10, 2012
    The Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints have one thing in common. They lead the NFL in dropped passes, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Falcons and Saints each have 15 drops. That hasn’t been a problem for the Buccaneers and Panthers, who e
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Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: No mistaking the player, but Rivers the person is misundersto…

    Oct 10
    The latest issue of Sports Illustrated -- available on iPad Oct. 10 and newsstands Oct. 11 -- features a story on Philip Rivers' quest for playoff success. Below, Jim Trotter looks at another side of Rivers.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 5

    Oct 10
    Throw out any notion of a stoic "game-management" offense in San Francisco, pigskin peeps.
  • Jim Trotter: No mistaking the player, but Rivers the person is misundersto…

    Oct 10
    The latest issue of Sports Illustrated -- available on iPad Oct. 10 and newsstands Oct. 11 -- features a story on Philip Rivers' quest for playoff success. Below, Jim Trotter looks at another side of Rivers.
  • NFL - Early surprise teams might lack staying power

    Oct 10
    The Vikings and Cardinals have surprised early, but don't be surprised if they're eventually figured out, writes John Clayton