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Vikings release former Saints DT Remi Ayodele

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On the same day that the NFL unveiled staggering sanctions against Saints coach Sean Payton and others for maintaining a bounty system from 2009 through 2011, the Vikings have dumped a member of the 2009 Saints defense.

The team announced that defensive tackle Remi Ayodele has been released.

Ayodele signed as a free agent with the Vikings in 2011.  He was due to earn base salaries of $2.2 million in each of the next two seasons.

He appeared in 16 games, with 13 starts, during his only season with the Vikings.  And, yes, that’s him striking a pose for the Saints on one of the many occasions Brett Favre was getting acquainted with the carpet at the Superdome during the 2009 NFC title game.

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  1. matthewcarlson1 says: Mar 21, 2012 4:37 PM

    Shouldn’t have signed that worthless cheater in the first place.

  2. Quixote says: Mar 21, 2012 4:37 PM

    “Thanks for the info, Remi, we don’t need you anymore.”

  3. no1draftpick says: Mar 21, 2012 4:37 PM

    He can’t serve a suspension if he is not on a team.

  4. raindog says: Mar 21, 2012 4:38 PM

    If the bounty thing wasn’t enough, the dude flat out sucked last year.

  5. apooster says: Mar 21, 2012 4:39 PM

    Thank god, this guy flat out sucked for the Vikings last year.

    Can’t wait for Goodell to throw down the hammer on the dirty players. Hopefully the same fate as Gregg & Sean.

  6. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 21, 2012 4:39 PM

    He had more starts than tackles.

  7. indyseriesnick says: Mar 21, 2012 4:40 PM

    Vikes considered him a traitor
    since hes from Gregg Williams’s defense during 2009

  8. brewdogg says: Mar 21, 2012 4:40 PM

    Hmmmm….. Anyone think this guy will have some locker room problems coming?

  9. blacknole08 says: Mar 21, 2012 4:40 PM

    So does this mean Remi Ayodele is one of the players? I wonder if other teams will follow this trend. I’m curious to see what players will be fined/suspended (Vilma is definitely gone for at least 8 games).

  10. vikingsnorth says: Mar 21, 2012 4:40 PM

    Sadly, this is probably the Vikings best move all FA. Addition by subtraction.

  11. dublindemonszfl says: Mar 21, 2012 4:40 PM

    Culture of Accountability, don’t mess with Ziggy! He deserves it and he ain’t that good a player anyway. Viking have better younger players who aren’t cheaters. He will be suspended for 4 games based on the hit on Farve.

  12. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Mar 21, 2012 4:41 PM

    they also released former living person korey stringer..

  13. rexismybff says: Mar 21, 2012 4:42 PM

    Remi did a present value calculation for a $1,000 bounty in 2009, factoring for inflation, rising gas and energy prices, the possibility of European government defaults, and a worldwide economic slowdown, and decided that $1,000 in the pocket in 2009 was more valuable that $2.2 million in potential income in 2012.

    Smart man.

  14. pappavike says: Mar 21, 2012 4:42 PM

    Back to the Saints you go! Proof it’s the system not the player that makes a differance!

  15. oliverioxerxes says: Mar 21, 2012 4:43 PM

    Amazing that the ethically sound Vikings organization that had its Super Bowl stolen would even consider employing someone dirty enough to play defense for the Saints…

  16. darthsaint says: Mar 21, 2012 4:44 PM

    I don’t think this has anything to do with the bounty issue. Remi straight sucked this past year. When you are a defensive linemen and you suck…you don’t get 2.2 million. They would have kept him, even with the threat of a suspension. Because during suspensions, the team doesn’t pay the player. They cut him because he didn’t perform.

  17. philwauke says: Mar 21, 2012 4:45 PM

    Back to the Saints you go! Proof it’s the system not the player that makes a differance!

    and the vikings have neither.

  18. crabboil says: Mar 21, 2012 4:46 PM

    And the Vikings still haven’t won a Super Bowl.

  19. stavreafavre says: Mar 21, 2012 4:49 PM

    Played a year in Minnesota. Goodell is satisfied that he’s been punished enough.

  20. chandler1 says: Mar 21, 2012 4:49 PM

    and Crabboil is still a moron.

  21. rip4gehrig says: Mar 21, 2012 4:49 PM

    bye cheater, waddle along to the CFL

  22. mightyquinn69 says: Mar 21, 2012 4:49 PM

    Wow! All of you talking about Remi sucking. Your whole damn team sucked A$$. I say release everyone…lol

  23. gb4mn0 says: Mar 21, 2012 4:52 PM

    8. Loser: Vikings.

    Good teams can afford to sit on the sidelines in the early days of free agency. The Vikings are not a good team.

    ———————————————

    This bares repeating on every vikequeef thread. They are losers! They have always been losers and they will remain losers…………….LOSERS!

  24. chawk12thman says: Mar 21, 2012 4:55 PM

    They must know if he was interviewed and will likely be suspended. Prudent move…..

  25. jason1980 says: Mar 21, 2012 4:55 PM

    If I have to read another post by another loser Vikings fan, I swear I’m gonna throw up in my own mouth, I swear!!,

  26. benchmcnabb says: Mar 21, 2012 4:56 PM

    crabboil says:Mar 21, 2012 4:46 PM
    And the Vikings still haven’t won a Super Bowl.

    Yea cause it was cheated away from us Katrina, Refs, and injuries.

  27. mediasloppy says: Mar 21, 2012 4:56 PM

    scrapingthefloorioforstorios says:
    Mar 21, 2012 4:41 PM
    they also released former living person korey stringer..
    —————-

    You just became the King of douche-bags

  28. somatg3 says: Mar 21, 2012 4:57 PM

    Rick Spielman’s best move as a GM so far, love to see a safety, CB or WR signing?!

  29. gb4mn0 says: Mar 21, 2012 4:59 PM

    matthewcarlson1 says:
    Mar 21, 2012 4:37 PM
    Shouldn’t have signed that worthless cheater in the first place.

    ——————————————-

    MN shouldn’t have been given an NFL franchise in the first place!

  30. aasukisuki says: Mar 21, 2012 4:59 PM

    scrapingthefloorioforstorios says:
    Mar 21, 2012 4:41 PM
    they also released former living person korey stringer..

    —————————————————-

    Wait… my comments don’t get posted b/c I use a cuss word or 2, but this guy can post some vile, disgusting comment about someone who lost their life and it gets green-lit?

    The mods on this site amaze me.

  31. govtminion says: Mar 21, 2012 5:01 PM

    scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Mar 21, 2012 4:41 PM

    they also released former living person korey stringer..
    ___________________

    Why would you even post something like that?

  32. weepingjebus says: Mar 21, 2012 5:04 PM

    The purge begins.

  33. virgiltrucker says: Mar 21, 2012 5:04 PM

    “jason1980 says: Mar 21, 2012 4:55 PM

    If I have to read another post by another loser Vikings fan, I swear I’m gonna throw up in my own mouth, I swear!!,”

    Don’t swear…, swallow.

  34. devikesfan says: Mar 21, 2012 5:05 PM

    Start throwing up jason1980!
    Glad to see the boom getting lowered (or is that “leauxered”?) on the Taints!!!

  35. matthewcarlson1 says: Mar 21, 2012 5:08 PM

    gb4mn0 says:
    Mar 21, 2012 4:52 PM
    8. Loser: Vikings.

    Good teams can afford to sit on the sidelines in the early days of free agency. The Vikings are not a good team.

    ———————————————

    This bares repeating on every vikequeef thread. They are losers! They have always been losers and they will remain losers…………….LOSERS!
    —————————————————-

    funny how this clown comments on all Vikings stories… I guess there aren’t ever any fudgepacker stories so I understand.. Sucks when nobody cares about your team, they even won a superbowl and nobody cares.

  36. sfsaintsfan says: Mar 21, 2012 5:09 PM

    Back to that list of Viking Super Bowl champions:

  37. jackntorres says: Mar 21, 2012 5:09 PM

    devikesfan says: Mar 21, 2012 5:05 PM

    Start throwing up jason1980!
    Glad to see the boom getting lowered (or is that “leauxered”?) on the Taints!!!
    ——
    Yeah but you’re not going to like the 2013 playoffs when MIN is at home again watching NO.

  38. purplegreenandgold says: Mar 21, 2012 5:10 PM

    scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Mar 21, 2012 4:41 PM

    they also released former living person korey stringer..
    —————————————————–
    saints fan here…i can take all the jokes but i have been censured on this site many times for what i say however i cant understand being a human being how this made it thru… truly tasteless among the tasteless written on this site. as i always say on pft its all about the clicks.

  39. ugk612 says: Mar 21, 2012 5:11 PM

    All I want to know is….what took them so long!?

  40. valhallarising says: Mar 21, 2012 5:13 PM

    How can the moderators leave some of these comments up yet delete others that are actually regarding football?! Someone needs to be fired. They do a poor job and seem to only remove things that they feel like. I’m glad it’s okay in the moderator’s book to wish death on someone but it’s not okay to tell someone you disagree with their opinions (insert sarcastic tone here).

  41. rugdog100 says: Mar 21, 2012 5:14 PM

    MF: “… one of the many occasions Brett Favre was getting acquainted with the carpet.”

    Did you mean to write, “…one of the many times Brett Favre was getting cheap-shotted.”?

  42. narlo00 says: Mar 21, 2012 5:15 PM

    Good move on the Vikings part but boy are they having a terrible offseason.. way over paid for a tight end they don’t really need and i saw they signed a full back.. they missed out on most of the good receivers.. makes ya wonder if they’re thinking about taking Blackmon with that third pick.. i agree with a rebuilding team like this, taking the safe pick (kalil) is the best move but even though they’re rebuilding, they need to sell tickets and Blackmon is definitely the sexy pick at the 3rd spot.

  43. tombradysponytail says: Mar 21, 2012 5:16 PM

    aasukisuki says:Mar 21, 2012 4:59 PM

    scrapingthefloorioforstorios says:
    Mar 21, 2012 4:41 PM
    they also released former living person korey stringer..

    —————————————————-

    Wait… my comments don’t get posted b/c I use a cuss word or 2, but this guy can post some vile, disgusting comment about someone who lost their life and it gets green-lit?

    The mods on this site amaze me.

    ———–

    Someday I’m going to start my own NFL rumors website and nobody associated with this website will ever be allowed to comment

  44. devikesfan says: Mar 21, 2012 5:16 PM

    Yeah but you’re not going to like the 2013 playoffs when MIN is at home again watching NO.
    —————————————-

    The Taints will be watching the postseason from home for at least the next five years. Book it!

  45. squared80 says: Mar 21, 2012 5:20 PM

    Pffft… big loss. This guy was invisible last season. Worst DT on the team. See ya.

  46. cubanotron says: Mar 21, 2012 5:20 PM

    He can go ride on the Love Boat now.

  47. vike4life says: Mar 21, 2012 5:21 PM

    Save $2.2M against the cap for a so/so player who is probably going to be suspended.

    Who says Speilman is totally stupid? Now go out and use the money to sign someone who is actually good.

    PS- Now we know why Terry Porter isn’t signed….can you say suspension coming?

  48. crabboil says: Mar 21, 2012 5:26 PM

    Mar 21, 2012 4:56 PM
    crabboil says:Mar 21, 2012 4:46 PM
    And the Vikings still haven’t won a Super Bowl.

    Yea cause it was cheated away from us Katrina, Refs, and injuries.

    And a fumble prone running back. Don’t forget that one. And absolutely no special teams. And 12 men in a huddle. Your sorry team straight up didn’t deserve to win.

    And you morons realize that you would have had to win against the Colts as well, right? You folks seem to think winning that particular game was a given.

  49. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Mar 21, 2012 5:36 PM

    this whole ordeal is giving percy harvin a migraine tumor.

  50. saintsrealdeal says: Mar 21, 2012 5:50 PM

    Never knew that putting qb’s on their backs was cheating smh let geaux Saints. A bunch of liberal sissies oh he’s hitting too hard give me a break.

  51. matthewcarlson1 says: Mar 21, 2012 6:09 PM

    Yeah.. the Vikes were a better team than the taints that year.. and if the taints could beat the colts then the Vikes definately would have.

  52. Pets to Go says: Mar 21, 2012 6:11 PM

    Then after the Vikings lose the Championship Game, they endure a humiliating off season, which includes three of them going to Miss. to woo Pevre and his cell phone.
    Then they have a season So Utterly Horrifying, even Their Stadium tries to commit suicide.
    Then they sign the guy who hurt Pevre, to a 3-year, $9 Million Dollar Contract–who goes out and has a terrible year.
    Then they find out he was paid to hurt their quarterback.
    Ouch.

  53. devikesfan says: Mar 21, 2012 6:15 PM

    saintsrealdeal says:Mar 21, 2012 5:50 PM

    Never knew that putting qb’s on their backs was cheating smh let geaux Saints. A bunch of liberal sissies oh he’s hitting too hard give me a break.
    ——————————————————
    But Johnathan Vilma ponied up 10,000 dollars to try to make sure the man he FEARED the most (a 40 year old man, at that) was taken off the field on a cart.
    Putting out contracts on opposing players must be what the “tough” guys do, huh?

  54. letmesetyoustraight says: Mar 21, 2012 6:25 PM

    It is pretty obvious that Remi Ayodele was the original snitch who then recanted.

  55. dcviking says: Mar 21, 2012 6:25 PM

    saintsrealdeal says:Mar 21, 2012 5:50 PM

    Never knew that putting qb’s on their backs was cheating smh let geaux Saints. A bunch of liberal sissies oh he’s hitting too hard give me a break.

    ————————————-

    Did you lying was bad (probably not being from New Orleans)….but I’m guessing even you morons will figure it out over the next couple of years…

  56. dcviking says: Mar 21, 2012 6:26 PM

    Pets to Go says: Mar 21, 2012 6:11 PM

    Then they have a season So Utterly Horrifying, even Their Stadium tries to commit suicide.

    ——————————————–

    By that logic, I guess New Orleans tried to kill itself when the levees broke, right?

  57. Pets to Go says: Mar 21, 2012 6:36 PM

    deviking: No. I was just remembering everything from Chilly smooching Pevre, Pevre’s cell phone pix, Randy Moss showing up, then being cut, then Chilly being fired, then the stadium collapsing, then Pevre’s chin-assistant, then the Vikes playing at Home in Detroit…I’m sure I left a lot of stuff out, but when the offseason came, there was talk of building a new home for the Vikings on a toxic waste dump–After millions of dollars were spent repairing the roof…Yeah, I left a LOT of other stuff out. But you catch my drift.

  58. gdeli says: Mar 21, 2012 6:41 PM

    worthless piece of crap. Nice photo by the way. What a moron.

  59. gsprulz says: Mar 21, 2012 7:02 PM

    Ayodele sucks. Go to arena football league you bum!

  60. pharvinisback says: Mar 21, 2012 7:03 PM

    @ scrapingthefloorioforstorios,crabboil,jason1980 and your fearless leader gb4mn0,,,,the only thing worse than Remi Ayodeles worthless play is your premature ejacuposting on Viking stories,,,get some game kiddos,this is a big boy site.

  61. devikesfan says: Mar 21, 2012 7:33 PM

    deviking: No. I was just remembering everything from Chilly smooching Pevre, Pevre’s cell phone pix, Randy Moss showing up, then being cut, then Chilly being fired, then the stadium collapsing, then Pevre’s chin-assistant, then the Vikes playing at Home in Detroit…I’m sure I left a lot of stuff out, but when the offseason came, there was talk of building a new home for the Vikings on a toxic waste dump–After millions of dollars were spent repairing the roof…Yeah, I left a LOT of other stuff out. But you catch my drift.
    —————————————————-
    Yeah, I catch your drift pets to go.
    Speaking of toxic waste dumps- didn’t the Superdome get overrun with raw sewage and other nasty stuff in the aftermath of Katrina, leading to the nickname of “Sewerdome”?
    Why wasn’t a new facility built for the Taints, instead of merely cleaning that dump up?
    Oh, here’s a BIG difference between the Vikings and Taints- Chilly was confident enough in his team’s ability to win without having to resort to bounties. Obviously, Sean Payton cannot say the same.
    I could go on, but you catch my drift…

  62. cj1saintman says: Mar 21, 2012 7:35 PM

    Vikcants fans should take anyone they can get with that miserable team!!

  63. deconjonesbitchslap says: Mar 21, 2012 7:51 PM

    cheering the injury of another person. the essence of an awful person.

    shame on the new orleans saints. you got off easy if you ask me.

  64. dcviking says: Mar 21, 2012 8:10 PM

    Pets to Go says: Mar 21, 2012 6:36 PM

    deviking: No. I was just remembering everything from Chilly smooching Pevre, Pevre’s cell phone pix, Randy Moss showing up, then being cut, then Chilly being fired, then the stadium collapsing, then Pevre’s chin-assistant, then the Vikes playing at Home in Detroit…I’m sure I left a lot of stuff out, but when the offseason came, there was talk of building a new home for the Vikings on a toxic waste dump–After millions of dollars were spent repairing the roof…Yeah, I left a LOT of other stuff out. But you catch my drift.
    ——————————————

    I agree repairing the roof is almost as dumb as living in city right next to a huge body of water and being below sea level!

    I guess you like Perve being that you are a fan of the Superdome — given everything that went on in there during katrina…

  65. devikesfan says: Mar 21, 2012 8:27 PM

    Pets to Go:
    Actually, I was in the minority of Vikings fans that never wanted Favre on the team. But, I wasn’t going to quit rooting for my team just because they brought him in to be QB.
    BTW, your last sentence really isn’t making any sense. Will you clarify?
    And, watch those quotes- you are “crediting” me with your original comment.

  66. pwrback2 says: Mar 21, 2012 9:05 PM

    GB4 should be banned from every site for that comment NO RESPECT WHAYSOEVER!!!!

  67. pwrback2 says: Mar 21, 2012 9:20 PM

    jason1980 if u have problem with the viking posts, quit trolling n go swallow on your teams site. Most of the posts here are generally good until there is someone like u that disrespects. It will catch up to somehow someway and you will wonder why that happened.

  68. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Mar 21, 2012 9:21 PM

    mike tice would’ve run him until he died anyway… and laughed at him.

  69. devikesfan says: Mar 21, 2012 9:25 PM

    PtG, please disregard my last sentence about the quote. I misread it before commenting.

  70. matthewcarlson1 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:03 PM

    cj1saintman says:
    Mar 21, 2012 7:35 PM
    Vikcants fans should take anyone they can get with that miserable team!!
    ———————————————-

    I’ve heard some pretty bad nicknames, but Vikcants? thats the worst one for sure.. thats not even clever. The Taints makes sense because you are replacing the S with a T.. and their franchise is Tainted.. get it? Nicknames are supposed to make sense like that. Fudgepackers.. Vikequeens, because ViKINGS is replaced with QUEENS. Do you get it? take some time and think of something better.

  71. youallrfools says: Mar 22, 2012 1:22 AM

    Why are the anti vikings posts always written like a challenged 12 year old posted it?

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