Brees fired off another controversial salvo in an interview with Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports' Shutdown Corner that ran Sunday, saying he thinks the NFL is "a little out of control."
"As a guy who's been in the league for 12 years, I have seen a lot," Brees said. "From an experienced player's perspective, the NFL seems a little out of control right now, in the way it's being conducted and run from the top on down."
The Saints quarterback obviously takes issue with the way the bounty scandal is being handled, but he also cited the replacement referee situation as a major problem for the NFL.
Brees extrapolated on the bounty issue again as well, saying he thinks the league has "moved the goal posts" throughout the process of prosecuting the players and coaches involved.
"They've moved the goal posts, and they're playing by a completely different set of rules. And those rules change, however they see fit," Brees said. "I don't believe this process has been executed fairly from the beginning. I feel that there have been biased opinions this entire time, and I think there's an agenda at play here, I feel that there's ego and arrogance involved as well. I feel that there are some personal issues, beyond the facts.
"I don't believe many of these decisions were based on facts -- certainly not credible information. This is based on speculation, rhetoric, and the testimony of two pretty unreliable sources."
Hearing Brees disagree with the NFL's stance on the bounty scandal is hardly news. He's vehemently disagreed with it for some time now.
But it's interesting that he's going all-in on the leadership of the NFL by calling it "out of control." The NFL's had plenty of issues over the past few months. But if the plan is to ultimately patch things up between the players and the league, well, Brees isn't doing a fantastic job of bridging that gap.
Or maybe he's just trying to set himself up for a run at Roger Goodell's job.
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