The NFL handed down its punishment for the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program. It was steep. Here are the penalties, according to Adam Schefter.
- Head Coach Sean Payton has been suspended for the full 2012 season;
- GM Mickey Loomis is suspended for 8 games and fined $500,000;
- The Saints organization is fined another $500,000, and loses a second round pick in 2012 and another second round pick in 2013 (the second rounder this year is their earliest because of the Ingram trade last year)
No announcement on Gregg Williams yet, as all these penalties relate to those currently tied to the New Orleans organization.
UPDATE: According to Chris Mortensen, Gregg Williams has been suspended indefinitely (a la Michael Vick) and his case will be reviewed again in 2013. In addition, He is also reporting Saints assistant Joe Vitt is also suspended 6 games and fined $100,000.