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WhoDat!656 04-16-2012 10:50 AM

Drew Brees, DeMaurice Smith are in New York meeting with the NFL
 
NEW YORK -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith arrived at NFL offices in New York to meet with league officials on Monday.

The league has yet to announce player punishment for the "Bounty" scandal that has rocked the Saints organization. Head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for the 2012 season, general manager Mickey Loomis for eight games and assistant head coach Joe Vitt for six games for their involvement in the program, in which defensive players were financially rewarded for injuring opponents from 2009 to 2011. Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been suspended indefinitely for his role in the scandal.

The NFLPA released a statement to NFL.com about the recently released audio tapes of Williams urging his players to injure opponents prior to last season's divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.

"The NFLPA was aware of the existence of the Gregg Williams audio prior to its release," the statement reads. "We learned of the tape as part of our effort to obtain any and all information related to an alleged pay-to-injure scheme. We had no control of the content and did not make a determination on the method of its release. To date, the NFL has not provided the NFLPA with detailed evidence of the existence of such a program."

NFL.com news: Drew Brees, Scott Fujita, DeMaurice Smith meeting NFL officials

|Mitch| 04-16-2012 10:55 AM

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To date, the NFL has not provided the NFLPA with detailed evidence of the existence of such a program.
C'mon Roger! Where's all that great big bad evidence you have! You haven't already "misplaced" it, have you?

Halo 04-16-2012 02:17 PM

If the NFLPA stops the commish with enough red-tape to make him think twice about heavy suspensions..... I smell an NFLCA coming on (NFL Coaches Association).

RaginCajun83 04-16-2012 02:21 PM

"To date, the NFL has not provided the NFLPA with detailed evidence of the existence of such a program."

If this is the case then why did everyone involved take their suspensions like it was no big deal.... there has to be something more to the story but we might never know because the media is to lazy to actually do their jobs and instead just parrot anything the NFL feeds them

CharityMike 04-16-2012 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Halo (Post 397952)
If the NFLPA stops the commish with enough red-tape to make him think twice about heavy suspensions..... I smell an NFLCA coming on (NFL Coaches Association).

Is there even such a thing? (NFLCA) If so, i would have thought they would have already come on.

|Mitch| 04-16-2012 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by RaginCajun83 (Post 397958)
"To date, the NFL has not provided the NFLPA with detailed evidence of the existence of such a program."

If this is the case then why did everyone involved take their suspensions like it was no big deal.... there has to be something more to the story but we might never know because the media is to lazy to actually do their jobs and instead just parrot anything the NFL feeds them

no players have been suspended, the players association is asking for the evidence. That's why I just see fines at the very worst...

the coaches don't have a association to go to bat for them...


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