Roger Goodell Says Saints Targeted The Panthers Last Year

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by SRW, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin Staff Member

    In a memo to all 32 NFL teams announcing the revised punishment from the alleged three-year bounty program run by the New Orleans Saints, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell revealed a significant detail about a 2010 game with Carolina.

    In a previous memo, Goodell wrote that the Saints had a bounty on Carolina quarterback Cam Newton last season. In a section of this letter, Goodell details how the Saints rewarded defensive players for injuring opponents.

    He referred to a 2010 game in which the New Orleans defense was commended for three “cart-offs’’ and one player placed on injured reserve.

    “In that game,’’ Goodell wrote. “Three Carolina players were seriously injured: running backs Jonathan Stewart and Tyrell Sutton, who were literally carted off the field with a head/neck and ankle injury, respectively, and quarterback Matt Moore, who was later placed on injured reserve, unable to return for the remainder of the season, with a torn labrum. These all satisfied (defensive coordinator Gregg) Williams’ definition of cart-offs: ‘big hits that resulted in an opposing player leaving the game due to the hit."

  2. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member

    Maybe it's just me, but just because three guys got injured in that game doesn't necessarily mean there was a bounty on them...
  3. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    If Godell says it, it has to be true. NOT

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