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updated: 4/9/2012 1:26 PM

NFL upholds penalties on Payton, Loomis, Saints in bounty case

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  • New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton

      New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton
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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.

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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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