According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL has determined that MLB Jonathan Vilma was one of the primary culprits in the Saints' "pay for performance" bounty program that will result in NFL discipline.
"In the week of the NFC Championship Game," Schefter said on NFL Live Friday, "Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma put $10,000 in cash on a table and said 'this goes to the guy that knocks out Brett Favre.'" Those weren't Vilma's exact words, but they were similar, according to Schefter, and he's sure to be atop the league's target list for impending discipline. It's worth nothing that Vilma is due $5.4 million in 2012 and has been discussed as a possible salary cap casualty. We wouldn't expect him back with the Saints.
If true, I'm wondering who the snitches are.
Supposedly, Mickey Loomis, Greg Williams, Sean Payton & Tom Benson were all aware of this, with only Benson asking that it be stopped.
and this made me lol
I don't remember any outrage when Bill Romanowski told the 49ers to make the playoff game against the Saints a 'stretcher' game!1.11: Bill Romanowski calls Saints-49ers 'stretcher game' *COURTESY 95.7 THE GAME*
It really looks like we will see massive suspensions, individual as well as team fines, lose of draft picks over multiple years and honestly I wouldn't be surprised if the league forces out most of the the people that were aware of this. IMO a NFL version of the "Death Penalty" could really be coming.
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