NFL suspends Saints defensive line coach 30 days

It took a little longer to announce than you might expect, but the NFL has suspended Saints defensive line coach Travis Jones for 30 days without pay for his role in a real estate scam.

Jones pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in connection to a mail fraud scam that netted him $86,000 back in June.  He admitted to make false statements on loan applications and other documents in order to get mortgage loans.  The scam cost lenders millions of dollars and Jones is now now cooperating with authorities.

“Coach Jones has accepted responsibility for his actions and has
cooperated with the investigation of this matter and will also be
participating in a program to educate others in the league about his
experience,”Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis said in a written statement.

The suspension began immediately so Jones should be eligible to return to the team at the end of September.

32 responses to “NFL suspends Saints defensive line coach 30 days

  1. Illegal dealing going on in Louisiana what a shocker!!! You ever been to N.O??? What a shit hole…was a shit hole long before the hurricane!!

  2. Flvikesfan says:
    August 31, 2010 10:45 AM
    Illegal dealing going on in Louisiana what a shocker!!!
    ==========
    Actually, the coach’s actions involved property in Texas and he was still employed with the Miami Dolphins at the time. Maybe you should know what you’re talking about before you press “submit.”

  3. In MN they have 10,000 lakes to enjoy. Only ours water is clean to swim and fish. I’d take the great outdoors over that stank of a french quarter. Talk about the blind leading the blind down in NO. Good thing your football team has Brees!

  4. @ DW
    “Your” is used in a possessive sense, as in your ignorance. “You’re” is a contraction of “you are”, as in you’re ignorant. Be thoughtful, you’re an example of your culture.

  5. Pled guilty to a felony … got 30-day suspension? Wow, those Federal Sentencing Guidelines aren’t what they used to be.

  6. In MN we have 10,000 lakes. Only ours are safe to swim and fish in. I’d take the great outdoors over that French Quarter stank anyday. Good thing your football team has Brees.

  7. The saints sure know how to pick em’:
    1) Reggie Bush Scandal
    2)Vicodin addicted coach
    3)Travis Jones Scam
    Who’s Next ?

  8. scra22-
    thanks for pointing out the fact that the guy was employed by the Miami Dolphins when all this went down, something missing from Rosenthal’s little blurb.
    Flvikesfan-
    you wouldn’t be from Florida, would you? ’cause that would make your silly little tirade pretty damn funny…

  9. Do any of you aints fans have jobs? Your on here all the time just waiting to rip the VIKES. GET A LIFE!!!

  10. The only culture and passion in Louisiana and specifically New Orleans is voodoo and witchcraft. Even DirectTv has a commercial out showing a Saints fan performing voodoo on another NFL fan. Katrina was just a way to try and rid the world of a place that was full of losers trying to practice all that $h!t! It just sucks that good, innocent peoples lives were destroyed in the process. Too bad Katrina didn’t succeed in completely obliterating that $h!t town! 

  11. hey bleedpurple-
    this is an article about the Saints. the first post is by a Vikes fan trying to rip on New Orleans.
    you guys are hilarious. do you ever get tired of being wrong?
    -the Purple People Beaters

  12. bleedpurple says:
    August 31, 2010 12:00 PM
    Do any of you aints fans have jobs? Your on here all the time just waiting to rip the VIKES. GET A LIFE!!!
    ====
    Newsflash — this is a Saints-related story. It has zero to do with the Vikings. Yet the first comment on here was hate from a Vikings fan. Make a comment like that and you can expect some not-so-nice responses.

  13. NOEmotion says:
    August 31, 2010 12:12 PM
    The only culture and passion in Louisiana and specifically New Orleans is voodoo and witchcraft. DirectTv has a commercial out showing a Saints fan performing voodoo on another NFL fan.
    =====
    Wow, do you believe *everything* you see on TV and the movies?

  14. He still has a job in 30 days???? Are you kidding me??? There aren’t any other Special Teams coaches available that they have to keep a criminal that committed fraud??? Give me a break.

  15. “I HAVE A DREAM!” That one day I can come on this website and read a Saints story and not have some bitter Crybaby Viqueen Fan ripping a City they are actually too Scared to come to. “I HAVE A DREAM!!” That on September 9th, you Viqueen Fans come to NOLA and wear your Gay ass Prince Purple and Fag Yellow and run your mouths in that annoying Northern twang dialect to our faces…….Let em rip us all they want Who Dat Nation……We are on a much higher level than they are, hell, we are Champions, so let’s act like Champions…They (Viqueen Fans) wouldnt know much about that………Viqueen Fans wont have too much to say come September 9th at around 10:30 p.m. after that Blood Bath in the Thunder Dome! I look forward to your silence! WHO DAT!

  16. It’s funny, Saints fans are so new to this Vikings bashing thing that they are using such old terms when trying to bash that is sounds like they are stuck in the 80’s with their insults. On that note, since you seem to want to rehash old 80’s terms, I suggest you keep that paper lunch bag your mom gave you on your way out the door this morning, you might need it again someday.

  17. Saints fans: It’s so nice to have an entire additional fanbase to join in our hatred of the purple. I will love you until we meet head to head, at which point I will hate you. But until then…
    Yours in solidarity,
    Packers Fans.

  18. cusoman says:
    August 31, 2010 2:14 PM
    It’s funny, Saints fans are so new to this Vikings bashing thing that they are using such old terms when trying to bash that is sounds like they are stuck in the 80’s with their insults. On that note, since you seem to want to rehash old 80’s terms, I suggest you keep that paper lunch bag your mom gave you on your way out the door this morning, you might need it again someday.
    ————————————————
    What’s even funnier is how pathetic the Vikings franchise is. They’re a mess and will get steamrolled come Sept. 9th.

  19. don’t worry vikings fans, one day you might too be able to win a Superbowl…till then, just find the little satisfaction that you can from ripping the Saints and their fans.
    It must really suck to know that you couldn’t beat the Saints to get to the Superbowl.

  20. Considering there are only about 30 posts here rather than 70+ on every Vikings story it’s hard to tell who talks more smack, because the Packers add to the noise. All in all this stuff is getting old.

  21. minnesconsin_ad says:
    August 31, 2010 2:28 PM
    Saints fans: It’s so nice to have an entire additional fanbase to join in our hatred of the purple. I will love you until we meet head to head, at which point I will hate you. But until then…
    Yours in solidarity,
    Packers Fans.
    ——-
    Heh, good luck with that. If both your teams are as good as both fan bases are making them out to be, then you’re destined to meet in the NFCCG, which means you’ll have to beat the Saints AND the refs. Again, good luck kind sir.

  22. PurpleNGold:
    “Be thoughtful, you’re an example of your culture.”
    ——
    I love your use of a comma to divide two independent clauses. I guess you were sick the day that they taught your class about semicolons. Next time, you might want to make sure that you actually know how to use proper grammar before critiquing others.

  23. What a dream it would be to play the Pack. I would nut in my pants then cause it would mean the Vikings didn’t make it…. AGAIN. Oh how the lord would smile down upon thee… I can’t wait til your fans get down here so my Hood friends can be like Capital One commercials and ask you “what’s in your wallet?” Please get chitty drunk in the Quarter and wander past Rampart, PLEASE!!!!

  24. I think the Vikings fans are just tired of losing the big game……….Give them a break…..LOL!!!!
    Your gonna be 0-1 after tonight, you can’t hold onto the ball, you’ve got a 90yr old QB, your stud WR is out, and your other WR has headaches. Your only RB that could hold the ball left in free agency……….Good luck you’re gonna need it!!

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