In fact, Brees has even gone so far as to compare it to the government's search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, which eventually proved to be a wild goose chase.
Via Brees' twitter:
If NFL fans were told there were "weapons of mass destruction" enough times, they'd believe it. But what happens when you don't find any????— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) June 19, 2012
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has also spoken out against the NFL's punishment system, declining to attend appeals hearings because Roger Goodell is the "judge, jury and executioner."
He has a point. Even if the Saints are as guilty as the league says they are, the NFL's judicial system is unfair, drastically flawed, and downright unconstitutional.
Vilma, on Goodell and the NFL:
"Roger Goodell has taken three months to tear down what I built over eight years. It's tough to swallow. I have been linked to a bounty and it simply is not true. I don't know how I can get a fair process when he is the judge, jury and executioner. You're assuming it will be fair, but it's not."
Brees may have gone to a bit of an extreme, and from what I've heard, there actually IS a mountain of evidence against the Saints. That having been said, it's clear that the system is still broken, and Roger Goodell needs some sort of checks and balances.
Everyone else in the United States gets the benefit of a fair system, so NFL players deserve the same.