Quote of the Day

"At times when you make a wrong decision, perhaps your authority should be undermined."
-- NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith, on whether Paul Tagliabue's decision on the Saints players involved in the alleged bounty program undermines NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. ("CBS This Morning," CBS, 12/12)
Wednesday December 12, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 68 Print This Issue

Top Stories

  • Time Stand Still

    Tagliabue's ruling may bolster the accused Saints players' litigation opportunities

    Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue made a “drastic change in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal Tuesday as the NFL announced all suspensions and penalties” for the players allegedly involved in the team’s bounty scandal -- LB Jonathan Vilma, DE Will Smith, LB Scott Fujita and DL Anthony Hargrove -- have “been vacated,” according to a front-page piece by Larry Holder of the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE. Tagliabue chose “not to uphold any of the punishments” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell re-issued “several months ago after the first penalties were also vacated.” Tagliabue painted the Saints' organization “as the most to blame for the bounty program rather than the players.&rdqu ...

  • The Big Money

    Power conferences likely to receive 75% of payout from new FBS playoff format.

  • I Will Choose Freewill

    Gildan to ramp up marketing campaign with Super Bowl spot.

  • Living In The Limelight

    New Orleans details Super Bowl weekend activities; names Archie Manning spokesperson.

  • Closer To The Heart

    Former Hornets owner supports returning name to Charlotte.

  • Test For Echo

    Buccaneers announce ticket prices in '13 will be reduced for 35% of seats.

  • Vital Signs

    UMass' first season at Gillette Stadium draws lower-than-expected attendance.

  • Today's Tom Sawyer

    Durham Bulls create promo around prospect Wil Myers.

  • Working Man

    Gary Bettman marks 20 years in his role as NHL Commissioner.

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