New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints
10:50 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Saints Vehemently Denying ESPN Report Alleging Eavesdropping

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints are denying an anonymously sourced ESPN report alleging that general manager Mickey Loomis' booth was wired so he could listen to opposing coaches' radio communications during games in the Superdome. The ESPN report says Loomis would have been able to eavesdrop on opponents from 2002 to 2004. The network could not determine if the system was ever used.

New Orleans Saints
11:48 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Saints' Bye Extends Vitt Suspension to 7 Weeks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints' 2012 regular season bye comes in Week 6, meaning interim head coach Joe Vitt's six-game suspension won't end until after the Saints play at Tampa Bay in Week 7. The Saints open the regular season at home against Washington.

 

Drew Brees
10:25 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Brees Absent as Saints Return to Work

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints are done with their first day of voluntary workouts and there was no sign of quarterback Drew Brees. Brees was in New York on Monday to join players' union officials at NFL offices to discuss the team's bounty program. It's not clear when Brees might join Saints teammates for workouts. He's seeking a long-term contract extension.

New Orleans Saints
12:41 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Saints Offseason Workouts Underway

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Offseason workouts are getting underway on Monday for the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees still hasn't committed to showing up. The star quarterback is looking for a long-term contract extension, while the team has slapped him with the franchise tag. That amounts to a one-year deal with no long-term security in the case of an injury.

 

New Orleans Saints
6:00 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Saints Exhaust Legal Appeal Options

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to uphold his own ruling of the unprecedented suspensions he’s handed to Saints Coach Sean Payton and others in the bounty scandal. A sports law expert at Tulane University says there’s little else that can be done to avert the punishment.

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The Two-Way
12:21 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

NFL Slams Saints Over Bountygate; Coach Suspended For 2012 Season

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, left, and then-defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in August 2010.
Chris Graythen Getty Images

Originally published on Wed March 21, 2012 1:03 pm

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been "suspended for one season without pay for his involvement in the team's bounty program," NFL.com reports.

The team's former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, "has been suspended indefinitely." He ran the program that paid players bounties for hits that knocked opponents out of games. Williams left the Saints after last season to join the St. Louis Rams.

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New Orleans Saints
6:16 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Says Saints Scandal Is "Black Eye"

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu reacted today to news that New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis are taking responsibility for the bounty program.

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Football Playoffs
9:57 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

New Orleans Braces for Saints and BCS Championship Crowds

Football will be taking over New Orleans in the next few days. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and others are asking the public to plan for heavy traffic and massive crowds.

The Saints are getting ready for tomorrow's first-round playoff game with the Detroit Lions, while crowds continue celebrating ahead of Monday's BCS Championship. Mayor Landrieu says residents must be prepared to accommodate the quarter-million visitors.

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All Things New Orleans
1:06 pm
Thu December 30, 2010

All Things New Orleans: Jim Tucker, TEDxNOLA, and The Saints

Louisiana Speaker of the House Jim Tucker discusses the Gulf Opportunities Zone Act, Richard McCarthy speaks from the TEDxNOLA Conference, and Jim Mulvihill celebrates The Saints' playoff bid.

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