The NFL has reportedly suspended a number of individuals associate with the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal on Wednesday, and the penalties being handed out are historic.
Saints coach Sean Payton has been suspended for the entire 2012 NFL year (including mini-camps and the 2012 Draft), former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (now with the Rams) was suspended indefinitely, and Saints assistant coach Joe Vitt also was suspended six games and fined $100,000. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis was suspended for the first eight regular season games, and the Saints organization was fined $500,000 and lost two second-round draft picks (one in 2012 and another in 2013). Payton, Loomis and Vitt are suspended without pay.
When reached for comment, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly said: