3.21.2012

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Being Roger Goodell*


The NFL took the bounty program run for three seasons in New Orleans seriously.

And the Saints franchise will pay dearly.

Gregg Williams, the defensive coordinator who masterminded the operation, has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL. He can apply for reinstatement after one year. That means the St. Louis Rams will need a new coordinator this season.

The Saints are reeling. Sean Payton, the head coach, has been suspended for the entire season. Mickey Loomis, the general manager, has been suspended for eight games. The Saints will lose their second-round draft pick this year and in 2013. The club has been fined $500,000. Additionally, linebackers coach Joe Vitt, who is also an assistant head coach, has been suspended for six games.


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* Spelling corrected. Sheesh, did you know he makes $10 million a year with an increase to $20 million by 2019?

25 comments:

The Devil said...

Roger Goodall, who is that Jane's brother!

Anonymous said...

So if you can blatantly cheat your way to multiple superbowls (Patriots) you get

Coach fined 500k
Team fined 250k
Loss of a 1st round draft pick

If you have a bounty on certain players (Saints) you get

Head coach suspended for 1 year
Defensive cordinator suspended indefinitely
Assist. coach suspended 6 games
Team fined 500k
Loss of 2 - 2nd round picks

WTF !

Anonymous said...

WHO DAT!?

Ohhhh....The commish!

Anonymous said...

I don't know who Roger Goodall is, but I know who Roger Goodell is!

Anonymous said...

The Saints season is pretty much already over before it has begun. I hope Williams is never reinstated. I know it is a different sport but this is way worse than Pete Rose betting on baseball.

Anonymous said...

permanent suspension for all.

i would be filing lawsuits if i was bret favre

Anonymous said...

You may want to wait until the appeals process runs its course before we get all excited about who is suspended for how long.

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show where professional sports has been going for the past years. Players hired "from the 'hood" who act like they're still "from the 'hood" and coaches and owners willing to overlook almost ANY behavior as long as the "playuhs" make 'em some moolah! Now the coaches and owners are acting like THEY"RE "from the 'hood"! We've gone from "rooting for jerseys" according to Seinfeld, to rooting for disgusting jerseys. I've gotten to where I watch almost ZERO pro sports nowadays, especially football and basketball.

The Devil said...

Yeah I agree 2:05, the Roger Goodell led NFL has a clear track record of backing away from decisions on suspensions and fines (extra sacrastic tone)!!!

Anonymous said...

Would there be a way to get Jerry Jones implicated in this? If we could get him suspended, the Cowboys might be able to rebuild their roster.

Anonymous said...

@2:16

"I've gotten to where I watch almost ZERO pro sports nowadays, especially football and basketball." - Because you're a racist prick? Good.

Remote Controller said...

This bounty thing as been going on since the American football came about. Hell they do it in most every other sport.

However, these people got caught making it organized instead of a player-to-player betting game.

Too bad they had to be an example. C'est la vie!

Anonymous said...

Wow.... that will teach you to put razor blades in Halloween candy and pushing old ladies down.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me what defensive player doesn't get paid, whether in big salaries, bonuses, or promotions....for knocking people out of ball games? With intent. Please tell me where I can find a sideline on gameday on which I won't hear a coach tell a player "knock that SOB out of this effin game, it's what we're paying you to do"...etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

Implies that you played pro football.

O Rly?

Triple Fake... said...

Defensive players get paid to tackle other players, not knock them out of the game. That's why spearing, clipping, horsecollar tackles, etc., are illegal. Injuries are a part of the game. Intentionally injuring a guy - or trying to - is unsportsmanlike

it's possible Goodell handed out severe penalties figuring that they might get reduced on appeal

Anonymous said...

Shocked! I'm shocked, shocked to find that this behavior is going on in here!

DF Captain Renault

Anonymous said...

I didn't care for Gregg Williams when he was on the ticket.

Anonymous said...

niggers who cares

Anonymous said...

If all the other "good" coaches in the NFL could get suspended for the season, the Cowboys might have a chance at success! Maybe...

Anonymous said...

2:05
There is no appeal process for coaches or owners. Goodell is acting on the fact that there is a class action suit against the NFL from players who suffered head injuries. This is a gesture to the courts that the NFL is on top of player safety. Suspension of players has not been announced yet but some heads will roll here also. Players have a union for protection but not coaches, that part is a done deal.

Anonymous said...

Who cares?!?!? You people are more concerned about this crap than the current state of our country or taking care of your families. Wake up!

Anonymous said...

Hey 7:19....

:)

Anonymous said...

Next we will be fineing Chuck Lydell for knocking out his opponent (pick one). He should take it easy on them. (I may be out of date, but you get the meaning). Sports are tough. You have to be tough to make millions playing them.

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:16:

The only player named so far, Jonathan Vilma, is white, isn't he?

Not for sure...

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