AP Source: NFLPA hires lawyer for Saints bounties

New Orleans coach Sean Payton leaves the NFL owners meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Facing a season-long suspension for his role in the Saints' bounties program, Payton planned to meet with Bill Parcells, his former boss, on Tuesday, a conversation that will include who will coach New Orleans this coming season. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

April 1, 2012 9:43:24 PM PDT
The NFL Players Association told players involved in the New Orleans Saints' bounty case that there is a chance they could face criminal charges and it hired outside counsel to represent them if needed.