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Saints head coach Sean Payton suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season

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We have some pretty hardcore fantasy football players here, so I thought I'd share this from Fox Sports:

Saints head coach Sean Payton was suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season. General manager Mickey Loomis is also suspended without pay for the first eight regular-season games of the 2012 season. The NFL claims Payton and Loomis had knowledge of the bounties but failed to take steps to stop them.

The Saints also were fined $500,000 and stripped of second-round draft choices in 2012 and 2013.

Sainst assistant coach was suspended without pay for the first six regular-season games.

The penalties are the most severe and wide-ranging against a team since NFL commissioner Roger Goodell disciplined the New England Patriots for the "Spygate" scandal of 2007.

In early March, the NFL announced findings of a lengthy investigation that revealed activities strictly barred by the league. Saints players and others within the franchise including Williams contributed to a bounty pool that reached as much as $50,000.

Players were rewarded $1,500 for what were described as "knockout" hits and $1,000 for "cart-offs" (i.e. an injured opponent being taken off the field on a medical cart). The payoff amounts were doubled or tripled during the postseason.

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