Paul Tagliabue Vacates Saints Penalties

Discussion in 'New Orleans Saints' started by Mike, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Want some Cheetos?

    In a sharp rebuke to his successor's handling of the NFL's bounty investigation, former commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in a case that has preoccupied the league for almost a year.

    Tagliabue, appointed by commissioner Roger Goodell to handle the appeals, still found that three of the players engaged in conduct detrimental to the league. He said they participated in a performance pool that rewarded key plays -- including bone-jarring hits -- that could merit fines. But he stressed the team's coaches were very much involved.

    The entire case, he said, "has been contaminated by the coaches and others in the Saints' organization."

    The team's "coaches and managers led a deliberate, unprecedented and effective effort to obstruct the NFL's investigation," the ruling said.

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  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

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  3. DontKnowMe

    DontKnowMe Anti-Social Networker

    Is this crap over now?
  4. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    I am sorry but how do you find there is truth in what RG, not RGIII, said but not do anything about it. He vacated the findings so Vilma will drop his lawsuit. Nothing was gained. Just a lot of wasted time. He basically said they were guilty but he is giving them a pbutt.
  5. Sweets

    Sweets All-Pro

    They were guilty...oh well...
  6. K Train

    K Train Do You Honeycutt?

    there should be more bounties
  7. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman #1 Trap Star

    Or he doesn't agree but just won't throw Goodell under the bus which would undermine his credibility on everything forever.
  8. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Serial Killer

    according to ESPN,he is still pursuing the lawsuit.
    Basically,PT Found that the saints were guilty,but he did not have enough evidence to prove it,and because the coaches manipulated it so bad,they could not impose any fines or sanctions against the players.
  9. SRW

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    [ame=]Tagliabue vacates player suspensions - NFL Videos[/ame]
  10. SRW

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    [ame=]Casserly explains Tagliabue decision - NFL Videos[/ame]
  11. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    [ame=]Taglibue's final decision on Saints bounty case - NFL Videos[/ame]
  12. SRW

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    [ame=]Player Suspensions Vacated - YouTube[/ame]
  13. SRW

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    [ame=]Woodson: Bounty Case Mishandled - YouTube[/ame]
  14. SRW

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    [ame=]Saints players cleared in bounty case - YouTube[/ame]
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