History in the NFL
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made history this week, but not in a way that he will be proud of. Goodell issued the biggest suspension of an NFL head coach in history after he suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton for the entire 2012-2013 season. This suspension came as a result of Payton's involvement in a bounty system that rewarded his defensive players with cash prizes for laying out or injuring specific players on the opposing teams. The man who created the bounty system, Gregg Williams, former Saints defensive coordinator, now with the St. Louis Ram's is suspended "indefinitely". As if this punishment is not bad enough, the Saints organization will have to pay a reported 500,000 dollar fine and will lose its second round draft picks for both the 2012 and 2013 NFL drafts. Hopefully after hearing about such severe punishments being dished out, other teams around the league will be discouraged from doing things like these that will give the NFL, and the sport as a whole a bad reputation.