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12 current Saints submitted declarations this wk denying bounty program or that Vilma offered Favre bounty
The players are Roman Harper; Tom Johnson, Malcolm Jenkins, Cameron Jordan, Jabari Greer, Martez Wilson, Patrick Robinson, Scott Shanle, Junior Galette, Ramon Humber, Isa Abdul-Quddus, and Johnny Patrick.
Here is Vilma's lawyer's comment: "Each of the players swears under oath that there was no Bounty Program and that Jonathan never offered any money or incentive of any kind to encourage the injury of an opposing player, including Warner or Favre. Each player was a member of the defensive team at some time from ’09 – ’11 and attended the pre-game meetings where the `bounties’ supposedly happened.”
As a reminder, here is what Goodell wrote to Vilma upholding the appeal, according to NFL Oct 9 press release: "I also find that you engaged in conduct detrimental by offering a substantial financial incentive to any member of the defensive unit who knocked Brett Favre out of the Saints’ 2009 NFC playoff game against the Vikings."
Story is up in SBD now