jeez. ok. it is against the rules. no matter how archaic and/or dumb the rules are, they decided to break the rules. There are lots of rules/laws I don't agree with. Helmet law sucks, pot is illegal, pissing outside can get you a s*x offender charge. but they are rules and I can either follow them or not. If I don't and get caught I expect to be punished. Same thing applies here. They broke the rules and got caught. I believe the punishment was not harsh enough. The covering up is what got the Saints in trouble. I can't believe that Billicheat didn't know anything about it. He has his finger in every aspect of the team. Coach Payton was told to quit the performance pool and he went to Gregg Williams and told him to quit. He was under the assumption it was terminated. He didn't know it was continuing, if it did at all. The only word that it happened was from a vindictive fired coach. Anyone who knew him knew his ego was humongous. Payton said he didn't know and got a year. Billicheat, after previous cheating scandals, said he didn't know and he was believed. The draft picks don't mean shirt. Their first round is more like a second rounder anyway. anyway, whatever is done is done. The thing is that say you got a ticket for careless and reckless. first ever ticket. you go to court and the judge gives you a fine of 1000 dollars and a year in jail. wouldn't happen but let's say it did. then someone else has multiple tickets for the same offense and they got a 50 dollar fine and 1 month in jail. don't seem right correct? that is all I am saying. Yes, the penalty for the Saints was harsh but you shouldn't be able to go lighter on a repeat offender is all I am saying. I don't see why the Saints defense don't carry scythes to cut the players legs out from under them and then claim ignorance. and as far as the investigator wanting Brady's cell phone. He said that was not true. He said he wanted copies of the alleged texts. and the "more probable than not" phrase, he said, was because that was what the rules said he could say. He said that if he was in a court of law he would have found him guilty. Not any probably there. Goodell just wishes he could have had all the paperwork burned like last time.