NFL and NFLPA are at it again; 2011 NFL Lockout sequel

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The proverbial “peeing contest” that both displayed last year seems to be in play again for a sequel to last summer that should be named, “Lockout 2:  The Bounty.”

By now everyone knows about the Bounty Scandal surrounding the New Orleans Saints and suspensions handed down to head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis, and asst. coach/linebackers coach Joe Vitt.

The club itself was fined $500,000 and voided two second round draft picks, one this year and then the next year.  What we don’t know yet is what will happen to the close to 27 players also allegedly involved in the scandal.

The NFLPA wanted to conduct its’ own investigation into the matter before anything was handed down but was denied.  Goodell handed down the aforementioned suspensions but said he wished to consult with the NFLPA about player punishment.

Up to 27 players, including linebacker Jonathan Vilma, have been on the chopping block waiting for over a month for the axe to fall.  This is leaving Saints fans wondering, “What is taking the process so long?”

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Tags: 2011 NFL Lockout DeMaurice Smith Joe Vitt Jonathan Vilma Mickey Loomis New England Patriots New Orleans Saints NFL NFLPA Roger Goodell Roger Kraft Sean Payton

  • larryjames836

    The problem is the NFL Commissioner wants to be the Judge, Jury, and the Hangman when you have another organization also part of the NFL that really don’t know who right nor who wrong. I’m wit NFLPA if you can’t give me what I,m asking you for then my hands closed that is fair, somebody must stand up to Roger Goodell just because you have a little power I’m not one you must have facts when every teams in the NFL saying they hand out rewards for what the same things you guys have shot the Saints down for everybody wants a fair hearing.

  • larryjames836

    I thank the NFL need to find another NFL Commissioner because Roger Goodell is no good for the job he over. To me it’s make me think he covering up something me myself I really don’t believe its all about pay-for-performance scandal. It’s all about who hosting the Super Bowl New Orleans Saints is hosting so in other words you can’t have your cake and eat it to, I don’t think it’s Roger Goodell by himself I think it’s the NFL teams also that is behind it all they always have been complaining about the Saints doing something. All because they don’t want to accept that the New Orleans Saints are not the team they call the ain’ts they are the best team in the NFL theirs a lot of NFL teams out that don’t want the Saints to go no where and also be trying to put they players out of the game sometimes they put them out like THOMAS when they played the 49er’s Saints didn’t complaint because they know this is what football all about I see it like this if you can’t handle it you in the wrong place of business.