New Orleans Saints to crawl out clean from the bounty scandal, Drew Brees
Drew Brees admits it has been a “stressful offseason” for the New Orleans Saints. To start with the New Orleans Saints were slapped with a bounty scandal soon after the season ended. The bounty scandal has caused the suspension of coaches and players from the team but that alone is not the only reason for worry.
New Orleans Saints No. 1 choice for a signal caller Drew Brees has refused to play for his team unless he is offered a lustrous new contract. The negotiating process between the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees has been going on for the past few months but no progress can be reported.
During an interview in Manhattan yesterday, Drew Brees said that the bounty scandal was the reason there was such a huge delay in formulating a new deal. Drew Brees, who broke Dan Marino’s record of passing-yards last season, believes that he will be presented a new contract before the New Orleans Saints open their training camp near in late July.
However, the New Orleans Saints are more focused towards protecting their image and players from further suspensions. New Orleans Saints players; Jonathan Vilma has been suspended for next season and Will Smith is facing four-game suspension. Former New Orleans Saints players; Scott Fujita is facing a three-game suspension and Anthony Hargrove has been suspended for eight games.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has also been slapped with a one-year ban. New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis has been suspended for eight games and assistant coach Joe Vitt is encountering a six-game ban.
New Orleans Saints former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams took the biggest hit from teh whole lot. Gregg Williams, who is with the St. Louis Rams right now, is facing an indefinite suspension.
Drew Brees believes New Orleans Saints will crawl out clean from the bounty scandal. Drew Brew suggested that evidence NFL is presenting against the New Orleans Saints is just not strong enough to guarantee the suspensions.
“Now all of a sudden, everything they're putting out there is getting holes poked in it left and right,” Drew Brees said. “Accusing recently our interim head coach, Joe Vitt, of putting money into the scheme and you've got nothing to back it up, other than supposed testimony from witnesses you can't talk about.
“It seems like it's just a lot of hearsay, a lot of hypothetical. You got to show us proof. People want to know the truth, bottom line. I'm sure the American public, fans, are tired of hearing about this. Let's just put it out there. If they're guilty, they're guilty. If they're not, they're not. But don't tell us. Show us.”