NFL's big hit: Will the Saints' penalty change the game?

[Updated at 2:01 p.m. ET] The NFL is suspending former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams indefinitely and Saints head coach Sean Payton for one year because of the team's bounty program, the

Meting out unprecedented punishment for a crush-for-cash bounty system that targeted key opposing players, the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton without pay for next season and indefinitely

Yes, the same Williams who has been suspended indefinitely for running a "bounty program" in New Orleans, which offered players money for injuring opposing players. "There was a reward system and it was usually something that, most of the time,

The NFL investigation found the Saints had an "active bounty program" during the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons in which "bounty" payments were given for "knock-outs" and "cart-offs": plays in which an opposing player had to leave the game,

By Bruce Kluckhohn, US Presswire Saints coach Sean Payton will lose $7.5 million in salary after being suspended for the 2012 season for failing to stop the team's bounty program. By Bruce Kluckhohn, US Presswire Saints coach Sean Payton will lose $7.5