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papz 09-22-2012 11:24 AM

Brett Favre calls Saints bounty charges 'just hearsay'
 
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Despite the NFL's official line that Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma put a $10,000 bounty on then-Vikings quarterback Brett Favre during the January 2010 NFC Championship Game, the Favre says the allegations are "just hearsay."

The former quarterback who played 20 seasons told ESPN's Mike Tirico (via ProFootballTalk) "In all honesty I'm pretty indifferent (about the supposed bounty). But I'd have to say when they were allowed to play, I thought that was the right move, because I don't see enough evidence. I don't think 'Some guy said that this went on' is enough evidence.

"I don't know Jonathan (Vilma) all that well. I think he's a great player," Favre continued. "Seems like a great leader. Seems like the guys who have played with him have a lot of respect for him, and Scott Fujita. The other guys I really don't know. I felt like that's the right thing to do. Otherwise, I think it's just hearsay.

This line of thinking is nothing new for Favre who echoed similar sentiments in March shortly after the NFL revealed the details of its bounty scandal investigation.

"I'm not pissed," he said at the time of the alleged $10,000 bounty. "It's football. I don't think anything less of those guys. I would have loved to play with Vilma. Hell of a player. I've got a lot of respect for (former Saints defensive coordinator) Gregg Williams. He's a great coach. I'm not going to make a big deal about it. In all honesty, there's a bounty of some kind on you on every play. Now, in that (NFC Championship) game there were some plays that, I don't want to say were odd, but I'd throw the ball and whack, on every play. Hand it off, whack. Over and over. Some were so blatant. I hand the ball to Percy Harvin early and got drilled right in the chin. They flagged that one at least.

"I've always been friends with (former Saints and Packers safety) Darren Sharper, and he came in a couple times and popped me hard," Favre continued. "I remember saying, 'What THE hell you doing, Sharp?' I felt there should have been more calls against the Saints. I thought some of their guys should have been fined more.''

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saintsfan1976 09-22-2012 11:27 AM

Re: Brett Favre calls Saints bounty charges 'just hearsay'
 
Hey Favre, interested in becoming the NFL's next Commissioner?

saintfan 09-22-2012 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 (Post 441454)
Hey Favre, interested in becoming the NFL's next Commissioner?

I'd vote for him. At least he's played the game and understands it, a qualification Roger clearly lacks.

Shoe. 09-22-2012 02:30 PM

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I wonder how many commissioners actually played in the league?

burningmetal 09-22-2012 04:48 PM

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How are his latest comments an echo of his previous one's? He whined about "blatant" hits and the fact that more flags weren't thrown, and now he says it's all hearsay. As usual, Favre can't make up his mind.

QBREES9 09-22-2012 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Shoe. (Post 441481)
I wonder how many commissioners actually played in the league?

Not many if any. I'm a Farve fan again. Welcome back to Green Bay.

RailBoss 09-23-2012 01:39 AM

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He would be a good politician already flip flopping!


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