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Former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper speaks about “Bounty Rule” allegations

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Sharper stated:

"Gregg was the overseer, he was the moderator, the guy that was in the room and the coach that could have controlled that."

He also said this type of  “Pay For Performance” has happened since “the beginning of time”.  Sharper stated he had participated in a similar program when he played with the Green Bay Packers.  He then spoke about the allegations against linebacker Jonathan Vilma.

Vilma is accused of offering a $10,000 bounty against former NFL quarterback Brett Farve when they played in the 2010 NFC Championship Game that would eventually send the Saints to their first Super Bowl.

Sharper stated he was not aware and didn’t recall anything like that happening with Vilma.  He said ,”Best believe nobody was throwing down $10,000 on the table” to place a bounty on Farve.

A big concern he expressed was that the Super Bowl year for the Saints might be tarnished by a former player or person that was in the room and trying to ruin the team.

Sharper ended the interview saying that he wishes he could find out who this person was so he could “put a helmet on and take a shot at them”.