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NFL asked to reconsider Saints' bans

Updated: May 15, 2012, 11:13 AM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana Legislature is asking the NFL to reconsider the penalties imposed on the New Orleans Saints because of its bounty program.

The formal request received final legislative passage with a 28-1 Senate vote Monday.

In the resolution, lawmakers say there is "widespread public opinion throughout the state of Louisiana and beyond that the penalties imposed upon the Saints are too harsh and should be reconsidered."

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ...

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