Monday, March 5, 2012
Hand in the cookie jar problem for the NFL
The big problem with what the Saints did with the bounty program is that is was administered by the coaches. The other troubling problem for the team is if the NFL determines the payments were a way for the Saints to pay their players more money. The increased payments would be a major salary cap and CBA violation. The league not only caught them but warned them first and they kept doing it after the warning. The commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodell will have to come down extra hard because of his public stance on player safety and they he will hold team employees to a higher standard than the players. At the end of the day the other teams have been rumored to do this with just the players handing out the money...in this case the league caught the Saints leaders with their hands in the cookie jar.