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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress has made the flight from California to Louisiana to testify before former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, according to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Childress, the former head coach of the Vikings, reportedly got the ...

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress has made the flight from California to Louisiana to testify before former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, according to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Childress, the former head coach of the Vikings, reportedly got the bounty ball rolling by complaining to the league office that the Saints had a price tag on the head (and other body parts) of former Vikings quarterback Brett Favre. Childress specifically said that former Vikings defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy had said the Saints had a bounty on Favre.

During the prior phases and stages of the bounty case, Childress had no involvement. Technically, he has no relevance to what did or didnít happen, since he was merely acting on hearsay and rumor when he reported the bounty to the league office.

And so itís fair to infer that heís not testifying because the NFL thinks his version of the facts is relevant, but because the playersí lawyers want to have the opportunity to question him ó or because Tagliabue is curious regarding how this all got started, especially since Kennedy vehemently has claimed that he never said anything to anyone about a bounty.

Mike Florio - ProfootballTalk.com

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
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Re: Brad Childress shows up to testify in bounty hearing

Brad Childress has something important to say? Said NO ONE EVER.
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First of all, anything Brad has to say is heresay. He heard from someone else that the Saints had a bounty??? This is such horse hockey. I hope his plane crashes on his way back to Cleveland.
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Sounds like a Goodell tactic trying to validate his actions.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #5
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I'd expect nothing less from Childress.

Any coach who would dress up like a woman....
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I'd expect nothing less from Childress.

Any coach who would dress up like a woman....
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Will Kennedy testify as well?
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The NFL allowing Brad Childress to testify in hearings at all is proof positive that this case is based on hearsay and biased opinion.

Childress has no factual knowledge of the matter other than, as marlboroman said - "someone told him" something. His appearance in the hearing shows the NFL depended on faulty evidence, hearsay, and loosely draw observations/conclusions.

Childress is biased to his own demise as a coach over his loss to the Saints in the NFCCG. End of story. Must be a tactic used by Vilma's team, otherwise the NFL is in more serious hot water than I first thought.

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Re: Brad Childress shows up to testify in bounty hearing

From an AP article this morning:

Childress had informed the NFL after that game he'd heard from former player Jimmy Kennedy that the Saints had a bounty on Favre. Childress is currently the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator.

The NFL also has identified Kennedy as one of its witnesses, but Kennedy has said the league is lying about his statements. He added that the league irreparably damaged his reputation by its "shoddy, careless, shameful so-called investigation."

According to the NFL, Kennedy heard about the bounty from Hargrove, who has also denied knowledge of a bounty program.

I would think anything Childress says would HAVE to be followed with testimony by Kennedy and Hargrove.

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Really Childress? Don't you have other things to worry about? Like leading the Browns to a playoff berth? Oh wait...
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