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Saints Bounty Scandal Update: Saints Name Joe Vitt Interm Head Coach

According to's Jason La Canfora, the New Orleans Saints have decided to name assistant head coach and linebackers coach Joe Vitt the team's interm head coach while Sean Payton is suspended.

So the Saints will go with Joe Vitt as interim head coach, but must be without Vitt for 1st 6 games 21 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Because Vitt is suspended for the first six games of the season for his part in the bountygate scandal, the Saints must figure something else out until Week 7 (Week 8 if the Saints have an early bye week). According to general manager Mickey Loomis, the team will come up with a plan on how they will handle Vitt's six-game suspension in the coming weeks.

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