An investigation into a "bounty program" reveals the New Orleans football team paid more than 20 defensive players for injuring the competition over the past three seasons. MPR reports payouts reached a high of $50,000 during the playoffs. The Saints beat the Vikings in the 2010 NFC championship game to go on and win the Super Bowl.
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NFL suspends Saints coach Sean Payton over 'bounty list'
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton for a full year. The suspension stems from a bounty system the league says the Saints maintained for three years that paid defensive players to knock opposing players out of games, including the 2009 NFC Championship game against the Vikings.
Players union files grievance against NFL in Saints bounty case
The NFL Players Association is challengings NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to suspend four current and former New Orleans players who took part in the Saints' bounty program, which targeted former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.
Vikings react to Saints' dirty play
Multiple Vikings took to Twitter after hearing news that the New Orleans Saints intentionally tried to injure opposing players during the 2009-10 season. Percy Harvin hinted that if the story is true he would want revenge for the Saints' cheap shots on Brett Favre in the 2010 NFC championship game. Chris Kluwe tweeted, "You're talking about paying someone to INTENTIONALLY injure someone else. They put people in JAIL for that."
Saints celebrated after Favre was injured in 2009 NFC Championship game
According to Sports Illustrated, moments after Brett Favre was injured in the 2009 NFC Championship game, an unnamed Saints player can be heard through a microphone yelling, "Pay me my money!" Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove can also be heard saying, "Favre is out of the game! Favre is done! Favre is done!" This could prove costly to the Saints as the NFL investigates the team's bounty system it employed during it's run to the Super Bowl.
Favre refuses to make 'big deal' out of Saints bounty scandal
Former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre says he's happy the truth is finally coming out about the New Orleans Saints bounty program. He tells Sports Illustrated "some of their guys should have been fined more" for cheap shots during the 2009 NFC Championship Game. But in the end, Favre says the biggest thing that bugs him is that Minnesota lost.
Favre says he's not bothered by Saints' bounty
Former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre told the NFL Network's Deion Sanders Friday that he doesn't care that the New Orleans Saints had a bounty on him in the NFC Championship Game in 2010. "What bothers me is we didn't win the game," Favre told Sanders.
Vikings punter Kluwe blasts Saints for bounty scandal
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is blasting the New Orleans Saints over the Bountygate scandal. Kluwe tells City Pages Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and linebacker Jonathan Vilma should be banned for life.
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