Also, and maybe I'm missing something, but didn't Goodell warn the Saints FO numerous times to stop the pay for performance crap years before the hammer came down?
That was the story initially, but you don't hear that anymore, along with bounties on Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton. What happened to those, huh?
This whole thing is all revolving around the claim made by Cerullo that Vilma put 10k on Favre. Even Williams sworn statement doesn't say that happen, and Vitt and several others testified in court that it never took place. Williams statement describes the program, and he says "Now I can see how that might have been crossing the line and encouraging the team to hurt other players." I'm paraphrasing.
What I think happened is that the NFL inquired to the Saints FO several times about bounties, which they would deny of course because they didn't have it, and that turned into "They were warned repeatedly." It's hard to believe, I know, because they've never misrepresented anything before.
This post was edited on 10/12 at 10:28 am