Bountygate: Roger Goodell Will Soon Reveal the Evidence Against the Saints

Brad Berry@BradBerry4Correspondent IMay 23, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 31: Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams of the New Orleans Saints talks to Jonathan Vilma #51 during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Louisiana Superdome on October 31, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Matthew Sharpe/Getty Images)
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Just as many of the players involved in the New Orleans Saints' Bountygate have wished since the scandal was revealed, they will have the evidence against them revealed by the current commissioner of the NFL, who has a Pete Rozelle complex. Of course, I am speaking of Roger Goodell.

The Saints' players, and most definitely Gregg Williams, hope this evidence will clear them of any wrongdoing, because just like half of the prison population, they are innocent and merely victims of an unjust system.

Nobody knows what this evidence is going to be, and just like a Freedom of Information filling on Area 51, most of the evidence revealed will be filled with plenty of black mark-outs.

These players are treating this matter as though this is a proper trial and wish total information, but the NFL is not the government and is not required to give total information because of certain matters like confidentiality for the people who told the NFL about the bounty system. Those whistle blowers revealed certain information on the grounds that they remain anonymous, so they will not be the victim of another Saints organized bounty system or Buddy Ryan-style bounty bowl incident.

To those who are inclined to believe that there is some sort of conspiracy against the players that has been perpetrated by Roger Goodell, you are mistaken.

This bounty scandal reflects the utter domination the NFL has on actual sports news and political news. Goodell is further extending the television dominance that the NFL already enjoys. I have heard more stories about how Scott Fujita is claiming innocence, with the effectiveness of tricky Dick and Oliver North, than the proposed four-team college football playoff, every other NBA playoff series (besides anything involving the Heat), the L.A. Kings and their unlikely dominance of the NHL playoffs or the long marathon that is the MLB regular season.

The NFL is the ultimate reality show not involving the Kardashians or The Situation and his greasy-haired antics.

The evidence that I believe will be brought up will be that colorfully stupefying recording of Gregg Williams' pre-game speech and Brett Favre's ankle that is probably currently the size of Earl Campbell's thighs (which are the size of three Kiebler elves tied together).

Don't feel sorry for the stars from the Saints defense and Scott Fujita being suspended, they will find more work.

The real victims are the third-string players who had to be complicit in the system in order to make the needed money to support their families and keep their job. Those players are the real victims.