New Orleans Saints bounty scandal

From the beginning of March through today, the New Orleans Saints have been in the spotlight. The spotlight wasn’t a shiny one, but a spotlight that has cast shadows over the organization. Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams issued a bounty system to his New Orleans players, which offered money for big hits and injuries on the opposing team. Below is a timeline of the events that have taken place over the last month involving the bounty scandal.

Saints bounty timeline on

Sources in chronological order by date:

“Saints Violated ‘Bounty Rule’: New Orleans Defenders Targeted Opponents With Intent To Injure” by Barry Wilner, Huffington Post

Photo: posted by USA TODAY

“Gregg Williams Apologizes For Role In Saints ‘Bounty’ Program” by Brian Floyd, SB Nation


“Dungy: Gregg Williams’ Redskins may have started Peyton Manning’s neck issues” by Doug Farrar, Yahoo! Sports

Photo: Yahoo! Sports, AP

“Warren Sapp Says Jeremy Shockey Was The Saints’ Bounty Snitch [UPDATE: Shockey Denies!]” by Jack Dickey,


“New Orleans Saints severely penalized by NFL for ‘bounty’ program” by James Varneky, The Times-Picayune

Photo:, Sabrina B.

“Saints bounty scandal: Will players be banned?” by CBS/AP,

“N.F.L. Players Union Wants to Conduct Its Own Inquiry Into Bounty Program” by Judy Battista and Sam Borden, New York Times


“Saints were warned about bounties before playoff game with Lions” by Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times


“NFL STAR JEREMY SHOCKEY: ‘I want an Apology from the NFL Network'” by TMZ staff,

Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images,

“Ed: Woodley Cites ‘Bounty’ in Player Contracts” by Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


“Saints coach Payton appeals suspensions to Commissioner Goodell” by Michael McCarthy, USA TODAY

Photo: The Associated Press/

“Gregg Williams wanted 49ers hurt” by and the Associated Press,

Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images, Bleacher Report


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