Once again, NFL Roger Goodell shows he’s the boss in today’s decision on discipline for the people involved in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal.
According to NFL.com, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Peyton has been suspended a year without pay. New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis has been suspended eight games, and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been suspended indefinitely, with his suspension up for review at the end of the year.
Also, the Saints have been fined $500,000 and will have to give up the team’s second-round picks in the 2012 and 2013 NFL Drafts.
New Orleans Saints defensive assistant head coach Joe Vitt has been suspended six games without pay.
Heavy-handed? I would say it’s a bit on the strong side, but once again Goodell has got the league’s attention that he will not put up with this type of behavior.