I had my bachelor party in New Orleans a couple months ago and when we landed and hopped in our taxi I asked the driver, a Saints fan, what he thought of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Needless to say, the guy wasn't a fan of him. I can't re-print those words on this blog. There is a ton of passion for the Saints in New Orleans and as the NFL's bounty case started to see more and more holes poked in it Saints fans became more and more upset.
Our Saints blog, Canal Street Chronicles, used cleaner language than my taxi driver when I asked if the bounty situation was legitimate or BS.
Both. You have to split that phrase up. "Bounty" is BS, but the "stuff" is legit. What does that mean, right? Well I don't believe that there has ever been a "Bounty", in fact the phrase alone is played out and inappropriate for the situation. Now the "stuff", sure there was a pay for performance system in place. I don't think any player was a part of a pay to injure scheme.
There are questions on both sides of the case. It's way too involved for me to get into them in this space but I'm curious about how this turns out because the way I view the Saints bounty situation now vs. when the league first released the information is much, much different.