[2 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Roger Goodell to the NFL: “Stop! Hammer Time!”

 
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New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been suspended for the 2012 season, the NFL announced Wednesday, as it handed down player discipline for the team’s pay-for-performance “bounty” scandal.
Three other players — Scott Fujita, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith — also were notified that they have been suspended without pay for conduct detrimental to the NFL as a result of their leadership roles in the “bounty” program that endangered player safety over three seasons from 2009 to 2011.
“It is the obligation of everyone, including the players on the field, to …

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[2 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Roger Goodell to the NFL: “Stop! Hammer Time!”

 
via NFL.com
 
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been suspended for the 2012 season, the NFL announced Wednesday, as it handed down player discipline for the team’s pay-for-performance “bounty” scandal.
Three other players — Scott Fujita, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith — also were notified that they have been suspended without pay for conduct detrimental to the NFL as a result of their leadership roles in the “bounty” program that endangered player safety over three seasons from 2009 to 2011.
“It is the obligation of everyone, including the players on the field, to …

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[2 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Junior Seau, dead at 43 from apparent suicide

By Mark Walker, North County Times

Former pro football great and Oceanside sports legend Junior Seau is dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot, found deceased at his beachfront home with a wound to the chest. He was 43.
Police Chief Frank McCoy said authorities received a call about the shooting at 9:35 a.m. from Seau’s girlfriend.
She told police she returned to the residence at 604 The Strand after working out at a gym and found him unconscious in a bedroom with a handgun lying nearby, the chief said. The fire department responded, but efforts to …

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[2 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Bucs Make The Ultimate Goodwill Gesture

By: Rick Stroud, Tampa Bay Times

 
As Bucs coach Greg Schiano was preparing for the NFL draft, his thoughts kept drifting to Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed during a game in 2010 against Army.
“Leading up to the draft, I couldn’t help but think that this should’ve been Eric’s draft class,” Schiano said.
So on Tuesday, the Bucs signed LeGrand to a contract as a gesture by Schiano.
“This small gesture is the least we could do to recognize his character, spirit, and perseverance,” Schiano said. “The way Eric lives his life epitomizes what we are looking …

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[1 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
A New NFL Minor League?

Written by Nick Canepa, the San Diego Union-Tribune

 
“To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.”
— Anatole France
Dreamers dream for a living. Sometimes it works. But when your reveries produce thoughts of starting up a new professional football league, dreams tend to become delusional and eventually morph into cold-sweat-uh-oh-I’m-going-broke nightmares.
Jaime Cuadra is one such dreamer. And he fully intends to act on it and live it.
Cuadra, 52, is all San Diego. He came to this country from Nicaragua as a baby, attended El Cajon Valley High and received …

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[21 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
League Collects Bounty On New Orleans Saints

Written By: JD Kruger
TGP Owner & Editor
In what appears to only be the first round of punishment in regards to the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, the league offices sent a clear message that they would not be tolerated this sort of behavior.
Saints head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for the year without pay. General Manager Mickey Loomis has been suspended for half the season, and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been told that he must stay away from the league for an indefinite amount of time.
The Saints …