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De Smith says Saints fans, Sean Payton got the “raw end of the …

De Smith says Saints fans, Sean Payton got the “raw end of the deal”

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
The bounty case is over, for the most part.  But with the NFL soon descending on New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII, plenty more will be said about the situation - especially since Saints coach Sean Payton remains suspended as the franchise is preparing
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  • Something Special Is Brewing In New Orleans

    Something Special Is Brewing In New Orleans

    dimemag.com Jan 8, 2013
    The New Orleans Hornets (they’re not the Pelicans just yet) are a team in flux. They started the year with the specious ROY, Anthony Davis, and his inexorable brow grabbing most of the headlines. But it didn’t last. Davis went down with an ankle injur
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  • Hornets PG Greivis Vasquez was pretty stoked to beat the Spurs …

    Hornets PG Greivis Vasquez was pretty stoked to beat the Spurs (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 8, 2013
    As a rookie with the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2010-11 season, Greivis Vasquez experienced some success against the San Antonio Spurs, going 3-1 in four regular-season meetings with Gregg Popovich's team and notching a first-round upset of the top-se…
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  • Atlanta's defensive playing time

    Atlanta's defensive playing time

    ESPN.com Jan 8, 2013
    One thing I always like to do after the season is look back at playing time for all the players in the NFC South. We’ll get to the Buccaneers, Panthers and Saints at some point in the coming days or weeks. But we’re going to take a look at the Atlanta
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  • What the national media are saying about the NFL playoffs

    What the national media are saying about the NFL playoffs

    nola.com Jan 8, 2013
    Talk still focused on Robert Griffin III's knee injury
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  • Video - DeMaurice Smith On Relationship With Roger Goodell 07:16

    DeMaurice Smith On Relationship With Roger Goodell

    Jan 8
    NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith talks about his relationship with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the league's handling of the Saints' bounty scandal.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…

    Jan 8
    I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
  • Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictions

    Jan 8
    When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
  • Coast to Coast - Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics issues

    Jan 8
    We discuss two storied franchises having disappointing seasons.