OK, so that Hail Mary pass to get Roger Goodell to backtrack on those big New Orleans Saints brain trust suspensions fell incomplete.
Back to Plan B.
Sean Payton is out of his job as coach for a year, soon to be followed by assistant coach Joe Vitt’s six-game sit-down and general manager Mickey Loomis’ eight-game ban.
The real big news Monday, when discipline for the bounty scandal was upheld, would have come if a lied-to commissioner with a reputation as a hanging judge and a statement to make would have softened up.
Instead, the Saints can continue on with the contingencies.
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