Head investigator of New Orleans Saints "Bounty" scandal resigns

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Feb 5, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; A general view of the NFL logo at mid-field prior to the start of Super Bowl XLVI between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: US PRESSWIRE

With the punishments for New Orleans Saints players expected this week in the “pay for performance” investigation, the supposed “complete” investigation takes a turn that is very shocking.

ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that NFL director of investigations Joe Hummel has turned in his letter of resignation.  The report said that this was done on Friday.

Hummel was in charge of the investigation against the Saints for their alleged role in a “pay for performance”, or the more popular term “bounty”, program for the last three seasons.

The penalties for the players was expected for weeks now but there has been an unexplained delay.  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would only say the last several weeks that the punishments were coming “soon”.

Now that the NFL Draft was over, it goes without saying that the penalties would come this week.  However, this news of Hummel’s resignation brings a new life to the story and to Who Dat Nation conspiracy theories.

His resignation comes at an awkward time and could mean one of two things right now.  Either Hummel was forced to resign or he resigned do to some form of dissatisfaction.

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  • larryjames836

    I think something is wrong with this picture I think the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell need to be investigated himself. Each one of these articles are reading different storys one says Roger Goodell are still trying together evidences the Saints are waiting but

  • larryjames836

    I think something is wrong with this picture I think the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell need to be investigated himself. Each one of these articles are reading different storys one says Roger Goodell are still trying together evidences the Saints have been waiting but knowing have happen. I believe there is no evidences in the New Orleans Saints suppose to be pay-to injure bounty scandal I think Mr.Tom Benson need to look into these stories to not lining up.

  • larryjames836

    Roger Goodell you smart but you not that smart you are trying your best to pull the NFLPA with you they need more evidences. Now you trying to pull Joe b.Hummel the director of the investigation to go along with you while you are contridictaed yourself on several occasions saying they still gathering

  • larryjames836

    Roger Goodell you smart but you not that smart you are trying your best to pull the NFLPA with you they need more evidences. Now you trying to pull Joe b.Hummel the director of the investigation to go along with you while you are contridictaed yourself oon several occasions saying they still gathering

  • larryjames836

    Roger Goodell you might be smart but you not that smart if you think the NFLPA going to let you pull them in something without some evidences. Now you trying to pull Joe Hummel the Director of the investigation office now you are contridictaed yourself on several occasions saying that they were still gathering evidences one day, then pretty much passing sentence saying the players and staff were guilty the next. Joe Hummel don’t want to have part in what you are doing we he knows its wrong and you Roger Goodell knows what you doing is wrong. Joe Hummel don’t need you digging a hole for him to fall in you not man enough to fall by yourself you want to mess up someone’s else life like you did Sean Payton and the others life. We Saints fans can read and understand very well your lies are coming to and end and Mr.Tom Benson going to put that hang rope around your no good neck you going to pay.

  • JoePetitjean

    Roger Goodell is out of his mind..You tell everybody that the punishment is coming down one day then the next day we will hear something totally different….It comes at no surprise that Joe Hummel would leave his post. 

  • larryjames836

    @JoePetitjean ; Roger Goodell is trying to get everyone he can to go down with him you know he try to get the NFLPA first to go with him they wanted evidences there was no evidences. Now he has Joe Hummel looking for evidences so Roger Goodell may not have any evidences so really why is Joe Hummel leaving.

  • JoePetitjean

     @larryjames836  That is the question why is Joe Hummel leaving.