Saints’ Bounty Penalties, Spygate Among 10 Biggest Punishments in Sports History

by

March 22, 2012

Saints' Bounty Penalties, Spygate Among 10 Biggest Punishments in Sports HistoryEveryone expected the NFL to punish the New Orleans Saints for allowing their players to have a bounty program, where players and coaches paid cash for big hits and even injuring opponents. But not many people were ready for the whopper Roger Goodell handed down yesterday.

The organization and its leaders took some stiff fines and suspensions, and Saints players are likely next.

Is what happened to the Saints the biggest crackdown in sports history? We've provided a sampling of some other big punishments throughout the years to see how New Orleans' fate stacks up.

Click here to see more photos of big punishments in sports history>>

Previous Article

Dustin Pedroia Suffers Forearm Contusion After Being Hit on Hand in Yankees Game

Next Article

Alexandre Pato, AC Milan Star, Will Jet to Atlanta to Treat Chronic Thigh Problem

Picked For You