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    SAINTS PLAYERS CITED IN SCANDAL COULD SEE DELAYED PENALTIES

    SAINTS PLAYERS CITED IN SCANDAL COULD SEE DELAYED PENALTIES

    "The players cited by the NFL in the New Orleans Saints bounty
    scandal are expected to face discipline, but the announcement of their
    punishment could come after the league sanctions executives, coaches and the
    Saints organization, a source with knowledge of the situation said Saturday.


    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell could rule as soon as Monday against Saints
    general manager Mickey Loomis, head coach Sean Payton and former defensive
    coordinator Gregg Williams -- now the Rams defensive coordinator. All have
    acknowledged the pay-for-performance "bounty" program in statements after the
    league announced the scathing findings of its months-long investigation on March
    2.</p>


    Suspensions, fines and the loss of draft picks are all possibilities -- if
    not probabilities.</p>


    The league could hold off on announcing punishment for the 22-27 players,
    possibly because of the sheer volume of players involved. The <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1332094823281_312" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8279982a" target="_blank">NFLPA asked the
    NFL not to discipline players</a> before it conducted its own investigation, but
    that <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1332094823281_313" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d827a3a02" target="_blank">request is not
    believed to factor heavily</a> into the possible delay in the punishment toward
    players.</p>


    A league official said players will be held culpable since they primarily
    funded the bounty pool, which, according to the league investigation, rewarded
    players for big plays and injuring opponents."</p>
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    Re: SAINTS PLAYERS CITED IN SCANDAL COULD SEE DELAYED PENALTIES

    If the NFLPA is behind the players as they should be, there's going to be a sheer volume of appeals for the possible punishment dealt to the sheer volume of players involved. This may drag out for a bit...

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