Goodell Hears Bounty Appeals as Players Complain They've been Treated Unfairly
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has gone public with some of its evidence against the four players suspended for their roles in the New Orleans Saints bounty program.
Among the things that the league revealed Monday: a prize of $35,000 for knocking Brett Favre out of the NFC championship game in January 2010.
The league also displayed a computer slide it obtained from the Saints, dating from before a playoff game against Seattle the following season, showing photos of three Seahawks with "Now it's time to do our job. Collect bounty $$$!. No apologies. Let's go hunting" printed on it.
The evidence included hand-written notes, documents from the Saints' computer system and witness testimony. The initial complaint that sparked the investigation back in 2010 came from then-Minnesota coach Brad Childress, who heard of a bounty on Favre in the championship game from a player.