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Upheld Penalties another slap in the face of the Saints

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Posted: 10/10/2012 4:11 PM

Upheld Penalties another slap in the face of the Saints 


Yesterday Goddell released his reinstatment of the penalties from the Bounty case.

 

First off the two players that are not with the Saints.

 

Scott Fujita---Saw his 3 game suspension reduced to a 1 game suspension.

 

Anthony Hargrove--Saw his 8 game suspension reduced to a 7 game suspension.

 

So both players saw a reduction in the suspension.

 

Now for the two Saints involved.

 

Will Smith--Saw no reduction in the penalties--Still at 4 games.

 

Jonathan Vilma--Had his salary reinstated for the 6 games on PUP.  So Vilma's suspension is actually a reduction from 16 game checks to 10 game checks.  On the surface this looks like a win at least for Vilma, but once again it is a net lose for the Saints.

 

The end result.  Smith will still lose 4 games and then the other result.  By giving Vilma his checks for 6 games while he is on the PUP list  They have actually taken away Salary Cap money for next year. 

 

Why is this?  Because the Saints owed Vilma 4.5 million this season.  When a player is suspended the player misses those checks and the team is not responsible for the payment.  Because the Saints are now on the hook for 6 game checks that means that the Saints will now pay out 1.67 million dollars to Vilma and that is 1.67 million that they cannot role over to next year.

Saint Tiger

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Posted: 10/11/2012 8:24 AM

Re: Upheld Penalties another slap in the face of the Saints 


RG's ego is his problem.  Now I will think up some good line about next year.
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Posted: 10/11/2012 4:17 PM

Re: Kennedy denies bounty whistleblowing 


Foxsports.com: cool

Jimmy Kennedy insists he isn't the whistleblower who sent the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal investigation into motion.The NFL says otherwise, but Kennedy has taken to Twitter to deny the allegations.Kennedy denied even speaking to the league:


--"It's really starting to bother me. How can the NFL continue to say I told them about Bounty & they interviewed me? THIS DID NOT HAPPEN!"

--"A memo sent to ALL 32 Teams, Stating I Snitched & said something about N.O bounty program. How can I do that as a VIKING?"

--"This Sucks! I NEVER interviewed with anyone from #NFL, No NFL Security, Not Goodell, NO ONE!"

--"My Integrity & Character means the world to me. I respect this game & my fellow players. I have always been a loyal Friend & Teammate."

--"It bothers me that the respect of my Peers & Coaches is in Jeopardy because of this. So for the last time, I NEVER INTERVIEWED WITH THE NFL!"

--"I NEVER TOLD ANYONE ABOUT A BOUNTY PROGRAM THAT I DIDNT/WOULDNT KNOW OF. I NEVER TALKED TO HARGROVE OR ANY SAINTS PLAYER ABOUT THE PROGRAM"


LINK

Last edited 10/11/2012 4:18 PM by LSUFAN44

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Posted: 10/11/2012 5:38 PM

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Jimmy Kennedy was a Viking during the NFC Championship Game after the 2009 season in which the Saints placed a bounty on Brett Favre, but he says he never received or shared information from a friend on the Saints about that team’s bounty program. (Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE)

This is the headline at the top of the article.  It doesn't say "allegedly".
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Posted: 10/11/2012 7:14 PM

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Why does that really matter?  The bulk of the information came from the fired employee that reported the bulk of the info including supposedly the ledger.

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Posted: 10/11/2012 9:36 PM

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I was just making a comment on how I felt the person writing the article is already biased before he even starts it.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 7:05 AM

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tigerterrace wrote: Why does that really matter?  The bulk of the information came from the fired employee that reported the bulk of the info including supposedly the ledger.

Goodell used that info in reitterating his reasoning on continuance with suspensions...but your correct...it was more than just that infor that Goodell used...I've seen some info on the ledger...the original handwritten note looked like a preschoolers attempt at homework...and you would have needed a code-breaker to decipher any of the info in the note....seriously...that's why it was type-written when presented as part of Goodells daminng evidence....

Here's a copy of the handwritten note....tell me if you can make heads or tails over the info on it....bounty-pp-20raw.jpg

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Posted: 10/12/2012 8:41 AM

RE: Upheld Penalties another slap in the face of the Saints 


"Cotton Mather" Goodell wouldn't get away with anything if it was against a New York Giants or Jets team. He'd actually FEAR the media, as those teams are publicized to hell and back as media darlings, no matter how #$tty they are.
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