TigerBait1127 New Orleans Saints Fan Baton Rouge, LA Member since Jun 2005 27337 posts
Tagliabue Contradicts himself in Statement (Posted on 12/12/12 at 4:55 pm)
maybe a lawyer can break it down for me
quote: "Adding to the complexity, there is little evidence of the tone of any talk about a bounty before the Vikings game. Was any bounty pledged serious? Was it inspirational only? Was it typical 'trash talk' that occurs regularly before and during games? The parties presented no clear answers. No witness could confirm whether Vilma had any money in his hands as he spoke; no evidence was presented that $10,000 was available to him for purposes of paying a bounty or otherwise. There was no evidence that Vilma or anyone else paid any money to any player for any bounty-related hit on an opposing player in the Vikings game.
then later on says:
quote: "Having reviewed the testimony very carefully, including documentary evidence that is at the center of the conflict, and having assessed the credibility of the four central witnesses on these matters, I find there is more than enough evidence to support Commissioner Goodell's findings that Mr. Vilma offered such a bounty (on then-Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre)," Tagliabue wrote.