- Tuesday, May 12, 2015

5. New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton is suspended for the entire 2012 season for the team’s so-called “Bountygate” scandal.

Roger Goodell harshly punishes Payton for what many teams do: Target opposing players. Payton claimed no knowledge of the bounty program, but that made no difference in Goodell’s eyes, giving rise to the oft-attributed quite: “Ignorance is no excuse.” Which brings us to:

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, left, talks with quarterback Drew Brees before an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, left, talks with quarterback Drew Brees before an ... more >

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