Wednesday March 21st, 2012

The New Orleans Saints are reeling in light of the bounty punishments handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday. Goodell suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton for the entire 2012 season, GM Mickey Loomis for eight games, and assistant coach Joe Vitt for six.

That's all in addition to a $500,000 fine levied against the franchise and the loss of two second-round draft picks (one each in 2012 and '13).

The reaction to the NFL's decision from current and former Saints has been a mix of shock and anger. Here's a collection of tweets that have gone out since the punishments were announced:

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