“If you recall in 2010 there were allegations that the team had basically overlooked or covered up the misuse of Vicodin by team employees at their team headquarters,” said La Canfora. “According to my sources, the DEA has investigated this thoroughly, they feel like they have compelling evidence against the Saints and this case has reached a point where federal authorities are actually working with the team to try to come up with a civil settlement to end the matter. That would likely include steep fines and penalties, maybe six-figure penalties. The DEA takes this very seriously.”
There’s no doubt that 2012 has been the toughest year for the Saints. But then again it looks like their owner Tom Benson has lost control of his franchise.