• League’s offer to Vilma may implicitly concede Tagliabue’s conflict of interest

    Summary of 35 articles · Updated Dec 12, 2012
    • Tagliabue’s ruling is the latest black mark on Goodell’s declining - and dangerous - legacy

      When 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…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • All four previously suspended players won't challenge Paul Tagliabue's decision in New Orleans Saints bounty case

      Judge Helen Berrigan orders stay of discovery in Jonathan Vilma's defamation suit against Roger Goodell remain in place
      Source: nola.com
    • Tagliabue ruling underscores lack of due process for coaches

      Tuesday’s ruling from Commissioner Paul Tagliabue proves that players have due process - as long as they are willing to fight tooth and nail for it. And the ability of the players to push back against the NFL via the protections under the CBA and fede
    • View From New Orleans on Tagliabue's Saints Bounty Ruling

      Paul Tagliabue wiped away player suspensions in the Saints bounty case. How was the news covered in New Orleans?
    • Tagliabue’s ruling doesn’t undermine Vilma’s defamation case

      When assessing the decision made by former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to overturn the suspensions imposed on four players, it’s important to understand both what he says and what he doesn’t say.That’s particularly important when assessing the conte
    • 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
    • Tagliabue shows Goodell the way to implement a culture change

      When first we absorbed the ruling from former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue as summarized on the Twitter page of NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, it seemed fairly obvious that Tagliabue was looking for a way to give the players the keys to their freedom without…
    • Paul Tagliabue Lifted Anthony Hargrove's Suspension Because Of Brett Favre's Penis

      Earlier today, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue vacated the punishments of the New Orleans Saints players implicated in the bounty scandal. One of those players is defensive end Anthony Hargrove, a current free agent who was suspended seven games …
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Paul Tagliabue Ruling: The NFL Doesn't Have A Bounty Problem; It Has A Roger Goodell Problem

      When Roger Goodell appointed Paul Tagliabue to hear the Saints' bounty appeal, the players fought to get the ex-NFL commissioner to recuse himself. There was no way, they thought, that Tagliabue would kneecap his successor, invalidating the suspensions …
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Paul Tagliabue wipes away player suspensions in New Orleans Saints bounty case

      But former commissioner says coaches, others in Saints organization 'contaminated' the case
      Source: nola.com
    • Favre’s texting misadventure helped Hargrove avoid suspension

      Most of former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue’s 22-page ruling focuses on the question of whether and to what extent players should be subject to suspension for pay-for-performance/bounty programs that are administered by coaches. But free-agent defensive
    • Gary Shelton: Paul Tagliabue's Bountygate ruling puts Roger Goodell in his place

      By Gary Shelton, Times Sports Columnist Tuesday, December 11, 2012 If you did not know better, you might wonder if someone took out a bounty on Roger Goodell.Man, did he get blindsided by Paul Tagliabue.As the announcers say during the replays, that one…
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    • Paul Tagliabue's bounty-gate ruling puts Roger Goodell in his place

      By Gary Shelton, Times Sports Columnist Tuesday, December 11, 2012 If you did not know better, you might wonder if someone took out a bounty on Roger Goodell.Man, did he get blindsided by Paul Tagliabue.As the announcers say during the replays, that one…
      Source: tampabay.com
    • Will Smith: Tagliabue got the facts, Goodell rushed to judgment

      Upon learning that he will not be suspended in the Saints bounty case, defensive end Will Smith thanked the man who rescinded his suspension - and ripped the man who originally suspended him. Smith said he appreciated that former Commissioner Paul Tagli
    • Only fans innocent in Saints' scandal

      I know there are a lot of New Orleans Saints fans out there celebrating the fact that the player suspensions in the bounty saga have been vacated. That’s good for the fans because they’re the innocent ones in all this. And innocence is an important it
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Goodell big loser in Saints bounty case

      Roger Goodell is pointing to the scoreboard and claiming he won. The scoreboard says otherwise. Me, I'm going with the scoreboard.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Highlights of Paul Tabliabue's bounty ruling

      I just finished reading the entire order by former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue that vacated player suspensions in the New Orleans Saints bounty matter. Tagliabue’s ruling is very lengthy (22 pages), so if you don’t have time to read it all, let me
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Tagliabue’s ruling suggests Saints were targeting Peyton Manning, too

      The bounty case has only ever mentioned two quarterbacks whom the Saints faced on their early 2010 run to the Super Bowl:  former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.  Though common sense suggests that the team”
    • Players’ union: We’re pleased with Tagliabue, happy for our members

      The NFL Players’ Association says former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue made the right call in rescinding the suspensions of four players in the Saints’ bounty case, and the union is happy for Scott Fujita, Will Smith, Anthony Hargrove and Jonathan Vilma
    • Jonathan Vilma going ahead with defamation case against Goodell

      The decision from former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue that Jonathan Vilma will not be suspended for the Saints’ bounty case does not mean Vilma is done fighting. Vilma’s attorney has already confirmed that the defamation case the Saints linebacker file
    • Pointing The Finger: Paul Tagliabue has overturned the bounty player s…

      Paul Tagliabue has overturned the bounty player suspensions. But that doesn't mean all was innocent in New Orleans, Peter King writes, just that the blame lies elsewhere.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Following the money in bounty saga

      I’ve been in contact with ESPN business analyst Andrew Brandt ever since the news came out that former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue vacated the player suspensions in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty case. The one thing Brandt repeatedly has said is t
      Source: ESPN.com
    • NFL walks away from Saints fight

      Let me get this straight. Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has found that current commissioner Roger Goodell was spot on in his finding of facts in the New Orleans Saints bounty saga? But Tagliabue has vacated all player discipline? That’s more th
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Sources: Tagliabue to rule on bounties Tuesday

      Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue will rule Tuesday afternoon on the latest round of player appeals in the NFL's bounty probe, and any potential punishment will be delayed by a week, sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Lawyer: Vilma's quest to clear name still on

    Jonathan Vilma's attorney said Wednesday that his client will "continue the battle" against Roger Goodell until he successfully clears his name against the allegations the commissioner made about the linebacker's role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Vilma’s lawyer bashes Goodell for “manufactured allegations”

      The attorney for Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s “manufactured allegations” have tarnished Vilma’s reputation. And attorney Peter Ginsberg says that while former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue did the right thin
  • NFL declares victory, retreats

    In an earlier item analyzing the ultimate outcome of the bounty suspensions imposed on quartet of players, we pointed out that all parties will declare victory. The NFL already has. Appended to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello’s stream of tweetiousness summari

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All four previously suspended players won't challenge Paul Tagl…
Tagliabue ruling underscores lack of due process for coaches
Tagliabue’s ruling doesn’t undermine Vilma’s defamation case
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Common sense finally prevails in New Orleans Saints bounty case…
Paul Tagliabue Lifted Anthony Hargrove's Suspension Because Of …
Favre’s texting misadventure helped Hargrove avoid suspension
Will Smith: Tagliabue got the facts, Goodell rushed to judgment
Tagliabue’s ruling suggests Saints were targeting Peyton Mannin…
Players’ union: We’re pleased with Tagliabue, happy for our mem…
Vilma’s lawyer bashes Goodell for “manufactured allegations”
Jonathan Vilma going ahead with defamation case against Goodell
Peter King: Tagliabue ruling points finger at Saints organizati…
NFL walks away from Saints fight
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Sources: Tagliabue to rule on bounties Tuesday
Tagliabue decision coming Tuesday, but bounty case not over yet
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