| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:57 AM
NEW YORK -- After meeting with a top Democratic senator, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday steps the league is taking to prevent the paying of bounties to players to intentionally injure their opponents, including the...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:02 PM
Saints head coach Sean Payton is appealing his suspension to the NFL. Yesterday in New York at the NFL offices, Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis, and assistant head coach Joe Vitt were all pleading their cases, essentially saying former defensive...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 8:21 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell sent a message to every coach and player in the NFL: safety first. The league commissioner stuck with his punishments for New Orleans' pay-for-pain bounties on Monday, rejecting Saints coach Sean Payton's appeal of a...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:47 PM
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees visited La Costa Resort and Spa to promote next month’s Drew Brees Celebrity Golf Championship, but most of the talk focused on football, specifically the suspension of Saints’ head...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 2:56 PM
The Saints announced Thursday that assistant head coach Joe Vitt will assume head coach duties starting the same day Sean Payton's suspension starts, April 16.
Vitt served as acting head coach during Payton's medical leave after his knee injury last...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Joe Vitt went directly from the football field at Towson State to his first job in the NFL as the strength coach of the Baltimore Colts in 1979.
A little more than 30 years later, Vitt finds himself in the middle of one of the biggest stories in the...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:27 PM
The fallout from the NFL's "bounty" scandal is centered on the Saints with coach Sean Payton banned for the year, interim coach gone for six games and general manager Mickey Loomis out for eight weeks.
The Saints — one of the hot picks to...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 10:47 AM
The Saints have finalized a deal with Drew Brees: $100 million for the next five years.
Statement from Saints Owner Tom Benson on Signing of Drew Brees:
"Congratulations are in order for our organization, our city, Drew and Brittany...
| Aug 13, 2012
Outside of Benson Tower, Downtown, Monday afternoon, Col Mike Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police said what Saints fans had been waiting months to hear.
Troopers found no evidence that any state laws were broken by the team, and more specifically GM...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:19 AM
In tonight's ED-itorial: the Saints offseason, mired in controversy, ends and training camp kicks off.
Linebacker Jonathan Vilma could learn his fate in court as early as tomorrow when he asks for a restraining order from a federal judge to get back...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 8:47 PM
The NFL says Sean Payton, Joe Vitt and Mickey Loomis will be allowed to attend Sunday's night game against the Chargers at the request of quarterback Drew Brees.
Payton will watch the game from the proverbial catbird seat.
The early implosion of the...