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When the new stadium deal for the Minnesota Vikings recently caught a hitch because of political red tape, Goodell hopped on a plane and flew over to speed the process up.

Not that anyone asked mind you, it’s just something that Goodell felt compelled to do in order to do what’s best for the future of the Vikings and the NFL.

Which brings it back to the Saints.  Goodell has promised for three weeks that punishments were going to be dealt “soon” to the players involved in the “pay for performance” investigation.

Reporters have been camped out at the Saints facility at Airline Drive figuring that Goodell’s “soon” was like everybody else’s.  Yet Goodell was ironing out the Vikings stadium deal and other matters instead.

This puts the Saints in a small bind since they need to start preparations to see which players they will have and who they won’t.  They also need to see if this could effect their draft needs starting Friday.

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  • DARKTHRONE

    Great article Gene.  And yep, I agree 100%.
    PA

  • larryjames836

    Through it all New Orleans Saints still in the up running in the Super Bowl and when its all said and done. We going to invite Mr. Roger Goodell and his network and media that does what he tells them to do, come Super Bowl Championship Play-off come ready to shot pictures of New Orleans Saints as they take the Super Bowl Championship. You can’t stop the players just play the game because there is only one elite team of players that the New Orleans Saints this year is to prove to the New Orleans Saints is the American team 2012-2013.

  • JoePetitjean

    Roger  Goodell is driven by power 

  • larryjames836

    @JoePetitjean I want to see his reactions when the New Orleans Saints win this Super Bowl in 2013 this will pull some of his power.

  • LI Saint

    Herr Goodell has gone off the deep end….he has given new credence to the saying that power is intoxicating…he has gotten to Dallas and Washington (heavy fines for an uncapped year)-Pittsburgh (fines to many team members)-the Saints, (no need to mention what he did to our beloved team)-he has gone after the voters of Minn (trying to ramrod a stadium down their throats)…..it’s only a matter of time before he steps on one too many toes and he will be out. It can’t be soon enough!

  • larryjames836

    @LI Saint; Tell you what Mr.Tom Benson is not going for know more mess from anyone. I believe after the FBI get finish with their investigation I the NFL may want to come behind them and try and dig up something. And I believe this is where Mr.Tom Benson going to get Roger Goodell this time because Roger Goodell he going to try something because the people’s making him thank he is Superman this is where his hat going to hit the floor.

  • larryjames836

    LI saint; Canalstreet chronicles reports that the source has come forth his name is TIM Landry a ex-employee.

  • JoePetitjean

    Same thing  i have read earlier tonight from Fox8 out New Orleans 

  • LI Saint

    Going to the Chronicles right now. Be right back for discussion. 

  • LI Saint

    Read the report and the link to FOX8 and found it to be really interesting. Of course the guy said that he wants his name left out…but it far too late for that. He should be looking forward to his upcoming questioning by the State Police and the FBI. That should prove to be real interesting to him when he receives that deposition. Hope he has everything in a row.

  • Gene Higginbotham

    Wow thanks for all the comments. That’s what I’m trying to do is simply get people to debate about the power the Commissioner has and if it’s right. Don’t mind keeping the integrity of the game, just mean what you say. Thanks again for reading WDD. Check out my latest on what Scott Shanle had to say about him last night at the draft.

  • JoePetitjean

    He better have his ducks in  a row are the FBI will throw is butt in jail. 

  • DARKTHRONE

    Gene, I’ve been friends with Shanle since 2009, and I know damn-well how he feels about this whole alleged “Bounty” crap…
    For lack of better words, the D made “friendly wagers” between themselves (!) for BIG PLAYS, period.
    And dammit, I’ve met J. Vilma on several occasions and “The Haitian Sensation” has always been a class act.  The way the media (PFT ugh!!!!! Florio SUCKS) have painted him as a villain is just disgraceful.  The guy’s play on the field speaks for itself.  NEVER dirty, only elite!
    Goodell has left his stain on the game, and the repercussions haven’t even been felt yet….
    Flag football indeed…
    And the motivation?
    The NFL being sued by multiple ex-players.
    We are scapegoats of the highest order.
    Philip Anselmo 

  • DARKTHRONE

    @joePet- If you mean Loomis, trust me, not only will his ducks be in a row, he will handle his business like the badass he is. If you mean Goodell… I HOPE YOU’RE RIGHT!!!!!!!! PA

  • larryjames836

    @LI Saint ; Action like this make me see the Saints winning every game. Mess like this should force them to play they best ball and go on every field with pride to know the Saints are someone special. If not people’s will not be trying to send them to Hell this what it feel like to them. I’m in Dallas I have my New Orleans Saints flags on my car and don’t care who don’t like it Saints is my hometown players the more people’s talk about my hometown team. The more I tell them when we take this Super Bowl in 2013 we are going to party I didn’t realize the Saints has these many haters New Orleans Saints are a special team I was listing to JOE VITT speaking to the media about Sean Payton best coach in the NFL wish is true but he belongs to the New Orleans Saints.

  • DARKTHRONE

     joe- Sorry, I missed the point of the link due to insanity….
    GET THE SNITCH!
    pa

  • JoePetitjean

     @DARKTHRONE No i mean Landry the guy talk to ESPN