IRVING, Texas -- To clear salary-cap space and lock up their franchise
quarterback, the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo reached an agreement on a
blockbuster six-year extension worth $108
million, making him the highest-paid player in franchise history.
The NFL announced Wednesday that New Orleans Saints
coach Sean Payton will be suspended for one season without pay for his
involvement in the team's bounty program. Saints general manager Mickey
Loomis has been suspended for eight games. Former defensive coordinator
Gregg Williams has been suspended indefinitely.
The official 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame class is
official, and center Dermontti Dawson, defensive end Chris Doleman,
defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, running back Curtis Martin, left tackle
Willie Roaf and senior selection Jack Butler will be enshrined this