Yesterday was a tough day in football, particularly for New Orleans Saints fans. In response to the bounty program investigation, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended head coach Sean Payton for one year without pay and fined the organization $500,000. Other suspensions include Saints general manager Mickey Loomis suspended without pay for first 8 regular season games, Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt suspended without pay for first 6 regular season games, and former Saints (and current St. Louis Rams) defensive coordinator Gregg Williams suspended indefinitely. We will also forfeit our 2012 and 2013 second round draft picks.
I admit that I was a bit shaken by the news, but regardless of how we feel about the punishment, I have no doubt that my team will pull together and work to put this behind us. My team has faced adversity and tough times before and I know that we will be ok. So, for my team and fellow fans: