The New York Times
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 -- 1:24 PM EDT
N.F.L. Suspends New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton for One Year Over Bounty Program
The National Football League on Wednesday suspended New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton for a year without pay for his role in the team's bounty program, which promised money to players if they knocked opponents out of games. The former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who is now in the same role in St. Louis, was suspended indefinitely — but for no less than a year — for his role in the program.
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