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 dipity.com

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

Photo: RantSports.com

“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, Deadspin.com

Photo: Louisville.com

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

Photo: inflexwetrust.com, Sabrina B.

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

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

Photo: indyposted.com

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

Photo: helmet2helmet.net

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

Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images, indiana.sbnation.com

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

Photo: thebostonjam.com

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

Photo: The Associated Press/ Nola.com

“Gregg Williams wanted 49ers hurt” by ESPNChicago.com and the Associated Press, ESPN.com

Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images, Bleacher Report

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