Saints HC Sean Payton And Owner Tom Benson To Meet With Roger Goodell Today
New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and head coach Sean Payton are meeting today with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
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The Saints have been accused of administering a “bounty program” under former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. The program was designed to reward defensive players with cash for injuring various players on the opposing team’s offense. Williams, now with the St. Louis Rams, has also been cooperating with the NFL in their investiagion.
Goodell will reportedly determine the team’s discipline for the program by March 25, however Schefter reports that such a violation could result in fines, suspensions, and forfeiture of draft choices. 2012 saw a league-wide crackdown on illegal hits, as a new focus has been placed on the dangers of concussions.