Saints taking center stage at 4 p.m.

One common complaint we talk about often in these parts is how the NFC South sometimes gets lost in the shadows of divisions or teams with bigger markets and higher profiles.

Well, maybe we should be careful what we wish for. The NFC South is about to take center stage on a national platform for all the wrong reasons.

The scandal involving the New Orleans Saints and what the NFL says was a “bounty program" designed to reward defensive players for intentionally injuring opponents, will be the topic of an hourlong NFL Live special on ESPN at 4 p.m. ET Monday.

Trey Wingo is scheduled to host. He’ll be joined in studio by Tedy Bruschi, Darren Woodson, Mike Golic and Marcellus Wiley. Former NFL quarterback Steve Young and former NFL defensive back and head coach Herm Edwards will join them via satellite, and there could be other special guests.