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NFL memo details more Saints bounty accusations

Posted on: March 2, 2012 6:42 pm
Edited on: March 2, 2012 6:53 pm
 
An NFL memo to all of its clubs details yet more of what is becoming one of the biggest sports scandals in recent NFL history. Details of the memo were obtained by me from a team official. Here is a summary of what parts of the memo states.

Funds for the Saints bounty system, the memo states, weren't solely contributed by players. People close to the Saints team contributed as well. One was a felon: Michael Ornstein.

Ornstein was once Reggie Bush's marketing agent and is close friends with Saints coach Sean Payton. Ornstein spent time in prison for fraud and the Saints -- somewhat -- have cut ties with Ornstein.

But in 2009 Ornstein was a fixture around the Saints site. The NFL memo to teams state that then Ornstein pledged $10,000 towards the quarterback bounty in 2009.

Then, on at least two occasions in 2011, Ornstein again contributed to a bounty fund on an opposing quarterback.

The NFL memo also states there was a bounty paper trail. Ornstein put details of the bounty system in an e-mail to Payton, according to the NFL memo. In that e-mail, Ornstein committed $5,000 towards yet another bounty.

This just gets worse and worse for the Saints. 
Category: NFL
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D.WhoDatNation
Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 8:34 pm
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Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: March 3, 2012 10:36 pm
 

NFL memo details more Saints bounty accusations

This is 10 times as bad as NE. Taping signals or deliberately trying to injure someone and take them out of the game. Hmm which is worse? It's like the mob. Paying someone to hurt another player. C'mon. And don't give me this crap about getting them pumped up to play. If you are getting millions of dollars to play football and need extra motivation to play better than you are an idiot. I never liked Payton but I never knew why. There is just something about him that screams El diablo. I hope none of these players playing the bounty game ever went to the league and cried to Goodell that the NFL needs to protect the players.



Since: Jan 4, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2012 3:43 pm
 

NFL memo details more Saints bounty accusations

I couldn't find it in the rule book but am guessing it is covered in a player conduct agreemant somewhere in the NFL.  Does anyone know where to find this no bounty rule description?



Since: Oct 27, 2011
Posted on: March 3, 2012 10:59 am
 

NFL memo details more Saints bounty accusations

Dude, these are 2 COMPLETELY DIFFERENT things... The Hoodie was taping practices to get a SLIGHT advantage. He wasnt hurting anybody. Its like the runner at 2nd base tipping off pitches to the batter.... New Orleans was paying players to purposely hurt opposing players and end careers. Mainly players (mostly QB's) that were stars, and could beat them. Therefore, gaining a SIGNIFICANT advantage......... And WOW! How can you defend this and then look in the mirror? UNBELIEVABLE the logic of some people



Since: Dec 28, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2012 10:22 am
 

NFL memo details more Saints bounty accusations

Their Super Bowl is tainted now forever.  I remember all the cheap shots on Kurt Warner, Favre and Peyton during their run to the title, they should forfit all awards and Greg Williams needs to be on the unemployment line along with the other coaches and gm's that knew this crap was going down.



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2012 9:41 am
 

NFL memo details more Saints bounty accusations

THE "AINTS" ARE BACK!  Everyone felt bad for the victims of Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans. Everyone also felt bad for the displaced Saints.  Not any more!  The NFL has shown the Saints, I mean Aints, aren't what they professed to be, angels.  No way they are Saints after this mess.  We are back to the AINTS again, but for a different reason.  They will get the NFL's NCAA version of the Death Penalty.  They totally defied the league, the integrity of the game, and put people's careers in jeopardy. 


And what New England did was better how, again?   
The Saints broke the rules in a big way, but any penalty bigger than what was given to New England screams hypocrasy.  New England taped signals, and you didn't hear the outrcry like this.  It's all the same.  So, all you people calling the Saints hypocrites are just as big a hypocrite for not throwing the same fit about New Enlgand's film expo.  now proceed with the bashing, and the double standard.



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2012 9:06 am
 

NFL memo details more Saints bounty accusations

payton needs to be banned from the nfl for life. the hell with JUST losing draft picks. the taints need to hit so severyly they never compete for a title again



Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2012 8:34 am
 

NFL memo details more Saints bounty accusations

In Judge's article, Payton wasn't involved but "knew about it and did nothing to stop it".  Gotta wonder now, seeing that Ornstein was a close friend. and "pledged $10,000".... Payton and Williams should be banned from coaching anywhere, not even in high school!  Any player who made a dirty hit trying to win the bounty should be banned also.  Time to clean the rotting weeds from the turf.



Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2012 8:29 am
 

NFL memo details more Saints bounty accusations

Bounties are all inclusive on all teams....within the players circle....within the racial circles.......  BEWARE:  Remember there is the concussion issue floating around.....




Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2012 8:23 am
 

NFL memo details more Saints bounty accusations

THE "AINTS" ARE BACK!  Everyone felt bad for the victims of Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans. Everyone also felt bad for the displaced Saints.  Not any more!  The NFL has shown the Saints, I mean Aints, aren't what they professed to be, angels.  No way they are Saints after this mess.  We are back to the AINTS again, but for a different reason.  They will get the NFL's NCAA version of the Death Penalty.  They totally defied the league, the integrity of the game, and put people's careers in jeopardy. 


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