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It’s official. The NFL hands down its punishments to the Saints which includes Sean Payton being suspended for the entire 2012 season without pay (I hope he was saving), a $500k fine (which oddly enough didn’t seem like a lot…don’t they fine that much for a hit?), and they took away their second round draft picks for the next two years. The team’s former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, is banned indefinitely.
Yikes. They were clearly trying to send a message with all that.