Originally posted by CharityMike:
Stay classy! If anyone of you don't think this is getting blown waaaay out of proportion, you are crazy. There is an agenda here. You don't think every D player and coach doesn't want there players to knock the other teams O out? The amount of money is a pittance! The biggest question... who the f**k keeps 50,000 pages of said "illegal" acts for evidence to bust them should somebody squeal? This whole things smells funny!
Who the f*** keeps 50,000 pages of documents detailing an illegal act by a multi million, if not billion dollar corporation? The bigger multi billion dollar parent company that is the NFL does. The only agenda here is the NFL doing everything it can not to tarnish its image because of a disgraceful practice like this being exposed.
Also the way you phrase "should somebody squeal?" implies that you think the NFL was sitting on this and sweeping it under the rug and someone threatened to go public with it so the NFL threw it out there before they could. The NFL would be fools to do that.
Bottom line is that if this is a "common practice" among teams the NFL will be making an example of the saints to ensure that the practice goes away(or becomes incredibly well hidden). The fact that a coaches agent was contributing money makes this even worse then it just being a 1 team only thing it truly can implicate other teams and force NFL to investigate them as well. This matter isn't getting blown out of proportion at all, its just shocking because it wasn't just players but the GM, team assistants and employees, the defensive coordinator, the head coach, the head coaches agent and probably many more that were directly involved and knowledgable of a situation that did result in multiple injuries and incidents that hurt other players.