ETA: 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?
The NFL & the commissioner's office investigated & questioned the Saints about a bounty system which everyone involved with the organization has denied. There hasn't been one denial about a pay for performance system though but that doesn't fit the NFL or Goodell's agenda for cracking down on hard hits or brain trauma caused by hard hits.
The coaches & players have been suspended because their testimony of what really went on wasn't what Goodell wanted to hear. Goodell decided that the word of a fired, disgruntled ex-employee & defensive coordinator, who knew his days where numbered in N.O. & that wasn't trusted by the head coach, was more just & trustworthy then numerous current players & coaches.
Hell, the Kennedy guy from the Vikings even denies ever relaying to Brad Childress that there was a bounty on Brett Favre or that he spoken to NFL investigators. The truth is that all the so called "evidence" & "testimony" the NFL says it has, has been proven to be joke. The commissioner & his office a is joke for going through hell & back to stretch their manipulated version of the events to fit their agenda.
I shouldn't expect a damn Falcon who hasn't followed this story nor that hasn't read up on every bit of so called evidence, to see otherwise. You are usually a decent poster but you & your other Falcon buddy need to go to a Falcon site so that yall can do some serious porno style sucking & blowing of Matty Melt. Stick to something you know all about.