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Dec. 11 -- Bounty Gate

When it came to the NFL's Bountygate scandal, it turned out that the commissioner did not have the final say: the former commissioner did. Having been appointed to handle the appeals in the controversy, former commissioner Paul Tagliabue reversed Roger Goodell's decision to impose suspensions on four New Orleans Saints players and instead vacated them. Tagliabue said that while some of the players deserved to be fined, the chief of the blame should lie with the Saints' coaches.

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