New Orleans Saints “Bounty” investigator resigned to take another job

Dec 11, 2011; Denver, CO, USA; General view of a NFL logo on a communications center inside Sports Authority Field before the start of the game between the Chicago Bears and the Denver Broncos. The Broncos defeated the Bears 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

In a report that happened just recently(click here), reports are that head investigator Joe Hummel of the “Bounty” scandal hasn’t resigned because of anything to do with the case.

NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello stated that Hummel is simply leaving to take on another job elsewhere stating that it’s a “major company” and Hummel will be accept a “senior security position” there.

Hummel, who is a former F.B.I. agent, has been the lead investigator on the case involving the New Orleans Saints and will depart the employment of the NFL in June.  The company has been holding the position for him until then.

Aiello also said that, “It’s a big career opportunity for Joe and has no bearing whatsoever on the Saints matter.”  Of course this still won’t be readily accepted by Saints fans.

Saints followers have been eagerly awaiting any news on the punishments that could be handed down to the players on the team.  Linebacker Jonathan Vilma is expected to receive the harshest penalty with a possible high eight game suspension.

 

Topics: Greg Aiello, Joe Hummel, Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans Saints

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  • DARKTHRONE

    I think this whole thing is friggin’ odd… And everything seems so sneakily “timed” for public consumption…
    Honestly, as a lifelong Saints fanatic I hope Goodell comes out of this with more egg on his face than a chick in a bukkake movie.
    And the whole “Pat Y” (ESPNSouth writer) approach, like, “Don’t get exited folks.  He left for a better job…” etc…. is REEEE-DICK-YOU-LESS.
    The Saints broke every Offensive record in the book last year.
    Is this type of media/tyranny punishment for doing such?
    What the hell does the NFL really want?
    I know I’d love to see the 50,000 page documents they “have”…
    This offseason has been the most absurd, unfounded blacklisting in the history of sports.
    What the hell did we do wrong?
    Ok, the “bounty” argument is fair enough, but the entire NOT doling out the punishments before the draft, Loomis’ “espionage ear”, now this..? 
    WE must’ve pissed someone off behind the scenes ’cause I just don’t get it at this point anymore.
    PA

  • larryjames836

    @DARKTHRONE ; Did you read this mess today man this is like a mystery movie, there is some lairs somewhere in that commissioner office. I hate when Roger Goodell is covering up something when a Director of the investigation guy said one day Roger Goodell still gathering evidences and the next day the Saints coaches are suspended in other words guilty. This what started me to wondering what’s going on he going to get his head trapped between the judge and the jury without a bail.

  • DARKTHRONE

     @larryjames836  @DARKTHRONE -
    Man, I hope Goodell gets and big time…
    Not to be un-football, but I gotta vent.  Goodell is a lawyer/cop-faced PIG.  
    I hated seeing him give that fake hug to all of those draftees… horrible.
    And like Shanle said, what the heck were this big D players thinking, “This is the guy who will fine me later in my career’?
    I can’t stand the dude.  And I don’t know him from a stranger on the street.
    But I know he’s either a FACE, or totally behind blacklisting the Saints org in general.
    And as fans, WE ARE THE SAINTS!!!!!!!
    So, basically.. he’s messing w/the wrong people here….
    New Orleans IS the heart of what the NFL as a multi-national corporation pretends to need.
    Don’t piss off the best fans on the planet any more than you already have Rog!
    I’m sick to death of all this crapola…
    Be cool Larry-
    PA

  • larryjames836

    @DARKTHRONE; Do you think Tom Benson Going to keep the New Orleans Saints are Will he sell them because they haven’t sign Drew Brees up. My opinion is if they don’t sign Drew Brees by the end of month of May they are not going to sign him that’s my opinion I could be wrong. Yes Drew Brees is great and I’m hoping they keep him I want the Saints to show the NFL that they can weather the strom and I hope they keep Sean Payton when he return back to the team. If Tom Benson loses Sean Payton and Drew Brees we are in trouble because

  • larryjames836

    @DARKTHRONE; Do you think Tom Benson Going to keep the New Orleans Saints are Will he sell them because they haven’t sign Drew Brees up. My opinion is if they don’t sign Drew Brees by the end of month of May they are not going to sign him that’s my opinion I could be wrong. Yes Drew Brees is great and I’m hoping they keep him I want the Saints to show the NFL that they can weather the strom and I hope they keep Sean Payton when he return back to the team. If Tom Benson loses Sean Payton and Drew Brees we are in trouble because Chase Daniel is not ready for the big boys they haven’t played him enough to send him out there.

  • DARKTHRONE

     @larryjames836 
    Hey Larry, I’d find that very, very, hard to believe.  If that was the case, losing the Saints over this whole mess would be akin to the NFL “winning”…. no way.
    If I know Mickey the way I think I do, he will fight till the end, and he’s a good fighter.
    Plus, Benson knows a good thing when he sees it.  Saints “Business” is booming.
    Drew will be signed.
    Gotta believe in the owner and GM that has brought us so much joy since 2006.
    And when Drew signs, he will fire our players up so intensely (especially the new blood) we will strike a new level of FEAR into our opponents.
    MARK MY WORDS.
    SAINTS WILL DESTROY

  • larryjames836

    @DARKTHRONE ; I’m Going to be flying my flags with pride for my Saints. Thanks for your words I know they going to do that thang.

  • LI Saint

    Something is really fishy about this. What else would we expect the NFL to say…..that he resigned  because the investigation is going nowhere….or better yet that they found evidence of “pay for performance on other clubs also? The League office has really gone to hell in a hand basket the last couple of years. Goodell really needs to go….I believe it will be only a matter of time until the owners realize this. 

  • LI Saint

     @DARKTHRONE  @larryjames836 YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!!! Bless You Boys!!!! GEAUX SAINTS!!!!

  • LI Saint

     @larryjames836 I f Sean was there I think that Chase would be really good. Without Sean I don’t know haw he would do even though Pete is like a Sean clone. I really really hope that we don’t have to find out. I think that the Brees contract is a lot closer than they lead us to believe…..Saints are just waiting for the right time to announce it to keep Goodie and his Mob (-1 now) on their toes.

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