Image: (New Orleans Saints)

 

 

BY MEGAN RICE 

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

Well the NFL certainly found answers to the bounty scandal in former NFL Commissioner, Paul Tagliabue. CBC Sports says the only problem is it wasn’t the verdict they were hoping for.

 

“That saints-bounty case, we have a ruling. According to the former commissioner, who was charged with the task of leading the investigation, he says he absolved the players of their responsibility.”

 

In March, the NFL suspended the New Orleans Saints coaches and players. The League had proof that coaches paid bonuses to players who deliberately injured opposing players. Sports Illustrated reports Tagliabue said it was the organization who is to blame not the players.

 

“Tagliabue blamed the team for the system being in place, not the players who went along with the system and funded it..The players cooperated in the scheme, Tagliabue ruled, but he seemed to say that all they were doing was following orders.”

 

After devoting a lot of resources and energy into this case, ESPN says its NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell who is walking away with the loss.

 

“This was a very thorough investigation and the thorough investigation supposedly had so many documents and so much proof. Now unfortunately for the commissioner and the National Football League the proof wasn’t good enough to involve the players.”

 

But regardless of who came out of this scandal on top, Saints quarterback Drew Brees took to Twitter to say the damage was already done.

 

“Congratulations to our players for having the suspensions vacated. Unfortunately, there are some things that can never be taken back”

 

Some of the Saints’ players feel their reputation took the biggest hit. Vilma is just one of the suspended players that has announced he will seek further charges against the NFL. Here’s NFL.com.

 

"Jonathan intends to continue to pursue the defamation lawsuit in order to reclaim his reputation. We're pleased that the unjust penalties have been overturned, but this is only one piece..”

 

New Orleans Saints 'Bounty' Players Exonerated By NFL

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Dec 11, 2012

New Orleans Saints 'Bounty' Players Exonerated By NFL

Image: (New Orleans Saints)

 

 

BY MEGAN RICE 

ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN

 

Well the NFL certainly found answers to the bounty scandal in former NFL Commissioner, Paul Tagliabue. CBC Sports says the only problem is it wasn’t the verdict they were hoping for.

 

“That saints-bounty case, we have a ruling. According to the former commissioner, who was charged with the task of leading the investigation, he says he absolved the players of their responsibility.”

 

In March, the NFL suspended the New Orleans Saints coaches and players. The League had proof that coaches paid bonuses to players who deliberately injured opposing players. Sports Illustrated reports Tagliabue said it was the organization who is to blame not the players.

 

“Tagliabue blamed the team for the system being in place, not the players who went along with the system and funded it..The players cooperated in the scheme, Tagliabue ruled, but he seemed to say that all they were doing was following orders.”

 

After devoting a lot of resources and energy into this case, ESPN says its NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell who is walking away with the loss.

 

“This was a very thorough investigation and the thorough investigation supposedly had so many documents and so much proof. Now unfortunately for the commissioner and the National Football League the proof wasn’t good enough to involve the players.”

 

But regardless of who came out of this scandal on top, Saints quarterback Drew Brees took to Twitter to say the damage was already done.

 

“Congratulations to our players for having the suspensions vacated. Unfortunately, there are some things that can never be taken back”

 

Some of the Saints’ players feel their reputation took the biggest hit. Vilma is just one of the suspended players that has announced he will seek further charges against the NFL. Here’s NFL.com.

 

"Jonathan intends to continue to pursue the defamation lawsuit in order to reclaim his reputation. We're pleased that the unjust penalties have been overturned, but this is only one piece..”

 

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