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The NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell has handed down the following punishments after the investigation about bounties paid to injure to players.

  • The Saints are fined $500,000 and lose second-round draft picks for the 2012 and 2013 draft.

  • Head coach Sean Payton is suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season.

  • General manager Mickey Loomis is suspended without pay for the first eight games of the regular season.

  • Saints assistant coach Joe Vitt is suspended without pay for the first six regular-season games.

  • Former Saints defensive coordinator Greg Williams is suspended indefinitely from the league with Goodell to review Williams' status to rejoin the league after the 2012 season.
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