The NFL has suspended Payton without pay for the entire 2012 season following the league's investigation into the Saints' "bounty" program orchestrated by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. In addition, Saints general manager Mickey Loomis has been hit with an eight-game suspension and assistant coach Joe Vitt has to sit out the first six games of the 2012 season. We tracked down Idaho native Korey Hall, who plays fullback for the Saints, to see what he had to say about his team's punishments.
"I think a lot of it has been blown out of proportion, just in the fact that, you know, I think guys were ... had their own players set up system where whoever came up with interceptions, or fumbles, or you know good hits, those type of things, then they would have some type of cash, or gift." said Hall. "I don't think guys were going out and blatantly trying to hurt players."
For the man at the center of this controversy, Greg Williams, he has been suspended indefinitely, leaving the St. Louis Rams without their newly-hired defensive coordinator for at least the 2012 season. Commissioner Roger Goodell said he will review Williams' status after the upcoming season and consider whether he can return to the league.