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New Orleans Saints Drew Brees says Roger Goodell “got this one wrong”

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He began tapping his foot and Brees attempted to answer the question before Faulk was finished, responding curtly with,

Yeah, well listen, yeah, here’s the thing.  That’s a whole ‘nother issue..now you’re talking about jurisdiction and who’s decision is it.  The fact of the matter is are the allegations true or not?  Are there facts and proof in evidence to back that up?  Besides just supposed corroborated evidence between disgruntled employees.

He said the “disgruntled employees” comment with a grin and a shrug in a nod to reports that the NFL is weighing heavily on testimony from former Saints defensive assistant Michael Cerullo in it’s investigation.

Cerullo was said to have been fired by the Saints after the Super Bowl season because he had lied about his whereabouts during several absences from the team during the season.  It’s also alleged that Cerullo’s Super Bowl ring he got from the team contained cubic zirconia diamonds instead of real ones.

The theory is that Cerullo felt slighted by the Saints and in order to get a form of revenge or payback, he was aware of the investigation during his time with the Saints and fanned the flames with alleged evidence that he reportedly tried to recant later but wasn’t allowed to by the NFL.

Brees’ contention, along with the suspended players, is that if the evidence isn’t solid then the NFL has nothing and should re-evaluate the case as well as the punishments handed out.  However, neither Goodell or the NFL are willing to admit any such thing.

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Topics: Drew Brees, Hall Of Fame Game, Marshall Faulk, Michael Cerullo, New Orleans Saints, NFL, NFL Network, Peter King, Roger Goodell, Sports Illustrated

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  • Joe Petitjean

    Why would Goodell want to cut Jonathan Vilma from 16 to 8 games. simple Hitler has no case against him..

    • louisianakid1954

      Joe Petitjean; this whole issue is a mess we don’t know who lying are who telling the truth. I think the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t handle the case right. Present all the evidences before the coaches and players before making a ruling. Drew Brees has his own feeling on the issue because this was one the harshest suspensions in the NFL history. Making ruling where a person can’t communicate with his team nor attend the games this is to much power. Anytime Saints owner Mr. Tom Benson disagree with Goodell calling you know there is a big issue. I don’t think this is near about over if Roger Goodell don’t look out he may not have a job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maggie.guidry2 Maggie Guidry

    He certainly is wrong, that why my dad calls him Dictator Goodell.