Jan 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton watches warm ups before the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Saints 36-32. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

BREAKING: No Change to Saints Penalties


The decision has been made on the appeals regarding “bountygate”.

The decision is, the suspensions have been upheld. Sean Payton’s suspension will be a full year, Mickey Loomis for 8 games, and Joe Vitt for 6. All are without pay, Sean Payton’s suspension to start Monday, the others at the end of the preseason.

Sean Payton will be allowed no contact with players or coaches, directly or indirectly. The commissioner will address reinstatements at the end of the term.

No surprises here, these were all deserved.

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