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Drew Brees Slams The NFL, Goodell For Mishandling Of Saints Bounty Investigation

drew brees slams the nfl over bounty investigation
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Drew Brees isn’t a guy that you see talking trash for the of simply creating drama. So when speaking on yesterday’s news surrounding the overturning of player suspensions, Brees raised a few eyebrows when he blasted the NFL and it’s commissioner Roger Goodell for the mishandling of the Saints’ ‘Bountygate’ investigation.

Brees said that it seemed as if the league was “more interested in presenting an outcome, instead of simply finding out the truth.” He described it as, “guilty until we’re not even going to give you the chance to prove you’re innocent,” when speaking on the league’s investigation. He went on to say that “the league office and Commissioner Goodell have very little to no credibility with us as players and I’d say a lot of the fans.”

Those are big words coming from Brees, but I can’t say I disagree with him – and if you’re a Saints fan, neither should you. Unless of course, you’re happy with the way the 2012 season has shaped up in the wake of this bounty distraction.

Didn’t think so.

So what now? The suspensions are overturned, but we’ve only got three games left in the regular season, and our Black & Gold playoff hopes are all but shot. Brees has a good idea, and I think I’m gonna back him up on this one.

What I would like to see is a level of accountability on the part of the NFL and Commissioner Goodell in regards to the mishandling of this entire situation,” Brees said.  “We as players hold ourself and are held to a very strict code of conduct both on and off the field, and we have to be accountable to that — as it should be.  Add I feel like they should be held to the same standards.

Your move Goodell. See ya in New Orleans, bro.

[via WWL]

LISTEN TO THE FULL Q&A WITH DREW BREES VIA WWL

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