Friday Sports Briefs: NFL Edition

Saints Suffer Severe Penalties for Bounty System New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was suspended by NFL Commissioner for one season for his role in the bounty system employed by the team.  Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, now with the Rams, was suspended indefinitely for his role in the system.  General Manager Mickey Loomis was suspended for […]

Friday Sports Briefs

Connecticut Whale Facing Challenges in Hartford Howard Baldwin and the Connecticut Whale are facing financial challenges stemming from a seemingly one-sided lease with the XL Center and a lack of interest from city and state officials.  Baldwin’s enthusiasm, on display with last year’s Whalefest, has not translated into support for the AHL teal, not to […]

The Legal Consequences of the Saints’ Bounty System

Michael McCann of SI.com and Sports Law Blog has written an excellent article detailing the legal issues involved with the bounty system organized by former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.  McCann explores both criminal and civil remedies for the actions of Williams and the Saints.  Here is an excerpt of the article: The […]