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NFL Upholds Penalties on Payton, Loomis, Saints

April 09, 2012

The National Football League upheld the penalties imposed on the New Orleans Saints, coach Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis in a case involving bounties for players to target opponents.

Commissioner Roger Goodell told the Saints he had denied their appeals after hearings last week. The decision was announced today in a news release.

Payton was suspended for a year, Loomis for eight games of the 2012 season and the team was fined $500,000 and lost draft choices.

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