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Saints Penalties Upheld, What Next?
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Saints Penalties Upheld, What Next?

In an announcement today NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the penalties against the coaching staff of the new Orleans Saints. The story broke, the charges investigated,the penalties handed out and now the sentences being served. Coach Sean Peyton will start seving his one year suspension April 16th. This should be the end of the whole mess, but it is really only the beginning.

What is next?

league sources around the NFL are saying that Mr. Goodell my announce sanctions against players involved in this mess this week and the players could be in the dozens.This could reshape the season for many teams.

How severe the sanctions is anybody's guess, but if it is anything like the coaches received, it could create quite a mess on a teams roster. Most think it will be wide spread among many teams and this will be Mr. Goodell's message to all players that the days of breaking the rules will be over or the penalties will be severe.

Too Severe?

Many people believe that bounties have been in the NFL since its inception, and why the surprise and harshness by Mr. Goodell. While bounties have been around, they were not organized and usually consisted of side bets and challenges, and more geared at performance than injuring other players. The severity of the penalties in in direct connection with Goodell being lied to by the Saints and after being warned to knock it off his message was ignored.One has to agree that everyone is listening now.

Will players appeal?

The players union and the NFL have been discussing what kinds of penalties will be issued to the players, and the union is expected to fight for its players. The NFL and the Players Union have lost any warmth they might of had between each other since the lockout and this could lead to some interesting angles to watch for.

Can I expect it to effect my team?

Nobody can really say if the penalties Mr. Goodell announces will be on Saints players only, or if this will be league reaching. I can only hope this does not turn out to be so widespread that it effects the up coming seasons quality of football.The fans spend all the money to make this game possible, and they deserve the best in return, but I hope they understand that Mr. Goodell is doing his best to make this sport as fair and safe as possible, and that there is no room for bending the rules, or completely ignoring them.

This looks to be a very interesting story to follow. I always missed having a lot of football news in the off season, but this kind of news I could probably do without.

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Interesting facts ...Shawn!

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks!

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  about 9 years ago

Nice article Shawn, if the commissioner decides to spread his discipline through out the league, it will have an effect on level of play and clubs.

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  about 9 years ago

Sounds like he is done with the penalties, but it could have been nasty for sure.

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  about 9 years ago

I dont even need to read the article .. Whats next?? The Packers get the arses SPANKED by the Dolphins in the SB!! Enough said, move on .. nothing to see here!

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  about 9 years ago

ROFLMAO

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  about 9 years ago

I'm so sorry that you got a bit confused. It's the 'Lucky' Colts who will be Superbowl winners this year. Get your facts straight.

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  about 9 years ago

Lucky is the key word here, lol

  
  about 9 years ago

Opps, sorry Wayne, I hit the remove button on your post, don't worry, I read it and she will cool off and see the light after getting out of the sun :P

  
  about 9 years ago

Everyone, I had to re submit this and several other articles as I have started my football blog at blogger. Remember,next month starts training camps, and I am a huge fan of football!

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  about 9 years ago

Just remember to blog about all the great things Andrew Luck will be doing......OK?!?!

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  about 9 years ago

Great article, sports has become dirty and has been allowed to degrade for a long time. With players taking backhands in some sports to throw games to aid the bookies etc. Need a good clean up that the viewers can watch good games played hard but won on merit.

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  about 1 decade ago

I agree Rob.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thanks Shawn...I do live in Louisiana and obviously a Saints fan.....This is sure disappointing to me....Personally I believe it would be in the Saints best interest to fire Peyton and any coach involved in this. Then release any player involved and not return to the Saints...and I don't care who it is.....Wouldn't bother me a bit and I would welcome it.....Kinda expect to hear a few boos when they take the field in the upcoming season.....good update and thanks

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  about 1 decade ago

I agre with the idea of not tolerating cheating for sure.

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  about 1 decade ago

You will hear a lot of boos this season. That is for sure

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  about 9 years ago

I bet we do at that!

  
  about 9 years ago

Shawn, Thanks for an update. I suspect this is the only way for change to happen. blessings, Cynthia

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  about 1 decade ago

We shall see.

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  about 1 decade ago

Head injuries are no playful things!

  
  about 1 decade ago
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