According to the NFL Network’s Dan Hanzus, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided punishment of individual players associated with the Saints’ ‘bounty’ program is warranted.
“In an appearance Tuesday on “The Rich Eisen Podcast,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said “evidence was clear that the players embraced it” in regard to the Saints’ pay-for-performance scheme.
Goodell added: “I don’t think they are absolved from responsibility.” Translation: Prepare for the hammer drop.
Goodell said player discipline will be coming “soon” and rejected the defense that those involved were “just following orders” of Gregg Williams.”
The Browns have two players- Scott Fujita and Usama Young that played for the Saints during that time period. Fujita, has gone on record as saying he contributed to extra incentive payouts as a member of the Saints, though he denies ever contributing for intentionally injuring another player.
It is hard to imagine a situation in which Fujita isn’t part of the discipline handed down by Goodell.