Sean Payton’s Suspension About Lying, Not Bounties

This post refers to grantland.com

Bill Barnwell:

On the other hand, if you look at this penalty through the prism of another incident, the punishment makes much more sense. Do you remember the last time a member of the NFL community prominently lied to Roger Goodell about illegal deeds? It was back in 2007, when Michael Vick pleaded guilty in federal court to arranging dogfights, only months after he assured Goodell that he had nothing to do with dogfighting. After Vick pleaded guilty, Goodell instantly suspended Vick indefinitely and cited Vick’s lie as one of the reasons why Vick was suspended.