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Saints coach Sean Payton was suspended for the entire season Wednesday, marking the first time the NFL has ever handing down a punishment of that magnitude in league history.

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Goodell upholds penalties in Saints bounty case

After an unsuccessful appeal, the NFL rules Monday that Saints head coach Sean Payton’s one-year suspension, GM Mickey Loomis’ 8-game ban and assistant coach Joe Vitt’s 6-game suspension will stick for their roles in the team’s illegal bounty program.

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NFL rocks Saints for bounty program

For running an illegal bounty program, Saints head coach Sean Payton becomes the first head coach in NFL history to be suspended — receiving a one-year ban Wednesday — while former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is out indefinitely and New Orleans GM Mickey Loomis gets eight games.


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