August 1, 2010; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton (left) and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams talk during training camp at the New Orleans Saints practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Gregg Williams suspended indefinitely, Sean Payton for entire season following bounty investigation

The NFL handed down it’s punishments for those involved in the “bountygate” scandal in which former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was accused of having a “pay-per-play” system that rewarded defensive players for hitting and sometimes harming other players. Saints current head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for the entire 2012 NFL season (without pay) per a league source while Gregg Williams has been suspended indefinitely (also, without pay)- most likely for all of 2012 as well. There were also fines issued in the order of $500,000 for the Saints while Mickey Loomis, Saints Vice President, was suspended for eight games without pay. The NFL didn’t stop there either; New Orleans has also been stripped of their 2012 and 2013 second-round picks. Players named in this investigation have not been reported as being fined or suspended as of yet.

It appears now as though the Washington Redskins have escaped the scandal unscathed. There will be much more on the scandal and it’s bearing on the NFL Draft on Riggo’s Rag as it breaks.

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