The reason he gave for not giving the pick back was because he said that it was clear that we had a bounty program. It makes no sense, because when he handed down the penalties, he had already came to that conclusion, and that's when he dangled that carrot of getting the pick back if we met certain criteria, which he never divulged. So he's was just making the shite up as he goes along per usual.
quote: getting the pick back if we met certain criteria,
It kind of makes you think his idea of meeting that criteria was for everyone (management, the team and the fan base) to hang their heads in shame and just acknowledge that he really is a God. And should NEVER be questioned.