Saints dealt stiff punishment for Favre bounty
|The NFL came down hard on the Saints for Bountygate.|
Following an investigation, the NFL today suspended Saints coach Sean Payton for the entire 2012 season. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was banned indefinitely. Two second-round draft picks were stripped from the franchise, along with $500,000.
Meanwhile, Vikings fans are left to stew, wondering what could've been had the officials had a clue (and had Adrian Peterson applied stickem to his hands prior to the game).
|The Saints ravaged Favre with borderline hits as the referees looked the other way and Adrian Peterson fumbled.|
The news prompted Saints quarterback Drew Brees to take to Twitter and whine:
Two tears, Drew. You'll always have your bounty-tainted Super Bowl championship. Us Vikings fans? All we've got are the brutal memories.
I am speechless. Sean Payton is a great man, coach, and mentor. The best there is. I need to hear an explanation for this punishment-- Drew Brees (@drewbrees) March 21, 2012