Is Roger Goodell on the wrong injury trail?

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Jan 14, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) during the first quarter of the 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park. San Francisco defeated New Orleans 36-32. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

The Saints off-season woes began when a confidential report on a Saints pay-to-injure scheme (AKA bounty scandal) was sent to 31 teams and subsequently leaked to the media.

A media war of words ensued over the CBA implications of a pay for injury or a pay for performance scheme.

And a war of evidence also began—the putting forth of evidence in the media by the NFL and other parties replete with the subsequent blasting of holes into said evidence by the media, the NFLPA, and the Saints.

This worthy process will hopefully propel the case in its entirety into a courtroom. In that venue, all witnesses and evidence will be subjected to cross-examination before a trier of fact.

It is there, through watching the demeanor of each witness and determining truthfulness, each side’s theory of the case is tested. And it is there a determination will be made as to which side more nearly resembles the truth.

However, if we were to think outside the bounty box—would you have followed this trail if you were the Commissioner in search of safer play?  The Who Dat Nation would beg to differ.

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  • larryjames836

    This is what its going to take to get this mess cleared up NFL commissioner Roger Goodell must show some solid evidences before this problem can move on which is right. And I’m glad they are taking it to a courtroom if not this can go on for ever know one in they right mind want to get suspended for a whole year without pay and don’t understand what they are being suspended for but on hearsay. So its best for a real courtroom and a outside judge can find the truth because the NFL commissioner are going to stand on whatever mess he got himself into if its not the truth the old saying said what goes around comes back around but even worse. I’m looking forward to all this mess to come to and end the truth is somewhere just has to be found not within the league all birds of a feather flys together so yes take it to a outside courtroom for the truth where everything must come together in one. GOOD LUCK PLAYERS you guys stood up against Goodell now he knows there’s someone that don’t care who you bring some solid evidences not hearsay that’s not going to get in a real court.