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.