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bountygate

Feb 7, 2013 — The Tennessee Titans have hired the former Saints defensive coordinator as a senior assistant coach. Last year, the league vacated the punishments of four players involved in "bountygate."
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Dec 11, 2012 — Though he said the NFL did prove that the players took part in a scheme that paid them bonuses for hurting opponents, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said the cases against them had been "contaminated" by their team — the New Orleans Saints.
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May 2, 2012 — Linebacker Jonathan Vilma got the stiffest penalty. He will miss the entire 2012 season. The other suspensions range from three to eight games.
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Apr 5, 2012 — In a profanity-laced recording made during a pregame meeting, the former Saints coach is heard talking about which players on the opposing team he wants to be targeted and what injuries they might be vulnerable to.
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Mar 21, 2012 — New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been "suspended for one season without pay for his involvement in the team's bounty program," NFL.com reports. Gregg Williams, the assistant who ran the program, has been suspended indefinitely.
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