NFL evidence to Saints shows '$5K QB out pool' but lacks in other proof
CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman obtained the full evidence given from the NFL to the Saints in preparation for their appeal on Monday.
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The following is a dispatch from CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman, who's in New York for the Saints appeals.
NEW YORK -- CBSSports.com obtained the entire list of evidence the NFL turned over to the union. Let's just say the evidence isn't all that convincing.
The documents the NFL turned over are broken up into 16 exhibits. There is one piece that's interesting. It's part of exhibit 10 and it lists payouts.
On one part of it assistant Joe Vitt is listed as such: "$5,000 QB out pool."
That seems pretty clear. Five grand if quarterback knocked out of the game. In this case, it was game against Vikings.
But that's pretty much it. The rest of the documentation doesn't show a great deal of proof.
Here's what I'll say. The NFL likely has the goods but is holding back.
But what they turned over to union, from what I've seen, doesn't prove a whole lot.
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