NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has players’ safety in mind.
Superstar New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees used Twitter Monday night to say the National Football League (NFL) should provide evidence that his defensive colleagues ran a bounty program from 2009-2011.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell rightfully banished Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and head coach Sean Payton for the entire 2012 season and indefinitely barred erstwhile defensive coordinator Gregg Williams at separate times throughout the spring for their sadistic scheme.
“If NFL fans were told there were “weapons of mass destruction” enough times, they’d believe it. But what happens when you don’t find any????,” tweeted Brees, 33, a four-time All-Pro who earned the Super Bowl MVP in 2010.
A lengthy investigation conducted by the league’s security department determined between 22 and 27 players engaged in the ugly arrangement that financially compensated members of the Saints’ defensive unit for inflicting game-ending injuries to the opposition’s offensive personnel.
In a villainous payout structure that would have excited Paulie Walnuts, “knockouts” were reportedly valued at $1,500 and “cart-offs” netted $1,000.