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The commish on Wednesday explained his rationale behind his player punishments in a statement.
"No bounty program can exist without active player participation," Goodell said. "The evidence Fendi Canvas Hobo Bag
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Not one player agreed to be interviewed in person by league investigators, the NFL said. Hargrove was the only one to help with the investigation, providing a written statement in which he "did not dispute the existence of the program," the league said.
Scott Fujita, a linebacker now with the Cleveland Browns, is out for the first three games for pledging "a significant amount of money" to the illegal bounty pool the Saints defence employed in the 2009 11 seasons.
clearly showed that the players being held accountable today willingly and enthusiastically embraced the bounty program. Players put the vast majority of the money into this program and they share responsibility for playing by the rules and protecting each other within those rules."
No less surprising was that only three other players were suspended. The NFL said 22 to 27 allegedly took part in the program and were under investigation.
Williams, as defensive coordinator, eventually admitted to the league that the bounty program existed, and that he ran it. He apologized publicly last month.
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"In assessing player discipline," Goodell said, "I focused on players who were in leadership positions at the Saints; contributed a particularly large sum of money toward the program; specifically contributed to a bounty on an opposing player; demonstrated a clear intent to participate in a program that potentially injured opposing players; sought rewards for doing so; and/or obstructed the 2010 investigation."
Warner, the Cards QB who is now Fendi Monster Tote Bag Black an NFL Network commentator, was asked on air Wednesday if he could tell the Saints were out to injure him in that 2009 playoff game. No, he said, even though he got pulverized after throwing an interception.
The league said its investigative arm, NFL Security, worked with independent forensic analysts to arrive at its findings.
The union wants to see the league's entire 50,000 page report. The league won't do so, and contends it shared with the union the same two confidential summary reports in March that it distributed to NFL clubs.
"Get ready for a massive legal battle on many fronts," ESPN's Adam Schefter quoted a source as saying.
"After seeing the NFL's decision letters, the NFLPA has still not received any detailed or specific evidence from the league of these specific players' involvement in an alleged pay to injure program. We have made it clear that punishment without evidence is not fair.
That Vilma was suspended for the entire season is surprising. Speculation was he would be gone for several games, tops.
Defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, now with the Green Bay Packers, is out for the first eight games of the 2012 regular season. Hargrove "actively participated" in the program while with the Saints, according to the NFL. He admitted as much to the league in writing, confirming that there was a large bounty to injure Favre.
Despite a sub standard 2011 season, Vilma is the "quarterback the Drew Brees of the Saints defence," said Steve Wyche of NFL Network.
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is out for the entire 2012 season, effective immediately, for helping to "establish and fund" the pay for injury program. The NFL says "multiple independent sources" confirmed that Vilma offered $10,000 in cash to any New Orleans defender who could knock Cardinals QB Kurt Warner out of the 2009 divisional playoff game, and Vilma pledged the same amount to do likewise to Vikings QB Brett Favre the next week in the NFC championship game. Vilma can apply for reinstatement after the Super Bowl next February.
Will Smith of the Saints, a defensive end, is out for the first four games. Multiple sources told the league that he pledged "significant sums" to the program for "cart offs" and "knockouts" of opposing players.
Vitt was named the interim head coach for 2012, and the Saints have yet to announce his temporary replacement.
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Goodell in March said the fact the team and those principals ignored the league's call to end the bounty program, then lied about it "repeatedly" during the league's investigation, impacted his decision to punish them so harshly.
The executive director of the NFL players union, DeMaurice Smith, then issued this terse statement:
the NFL's news release, "The evidence conclusively demonstrated that from 2009 2011 Saints players of their own accord pledged significant amounts of their own money toward bounties, that players accepted payments for 'cart offs' and 'knockouts' of injured opposing players, and that the payout amounts doubled and tripled for playoff games."
Appeals must be filed to the league within three days. Goodell would hear them.
On March 21 Goodell fined the team $500,000, stripped it of its second round draft pick this year and next, and suspended four prominent team reps head coach Sean Payton for the entire season without pay, then defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (now with the Rams) indefinitely, GM Mickey Loomis for the first eight games of the season, and assistant head coach Joe Vitt for the first six games.
Almost immediately following the NFL's midday announcement, multiple reports said all four players will appeal.
"We have spoken with our players and their representatives and we will vigorously protect and pursue all options on their behalf."
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