Thursday, March 22, 2012
The nfl handed down fines and punishment to the saints organization yesterday and you could argue that in the big picture it means little and the game remains the same. Like spygate, it's a blip to the sport. Except for one little detail. Mike Ornstein, who did not work for the saints, was contributing money to the bounty program. You can read all about it here http://deadspin.com/5890499/meet-the-convicted-felon-who-defrauded-the-nfl-made-reggie-bush-ineligible-and-funded-the-saints-bounty-program The oops is that there is a paper trail linking an outsider (and convicted felon) to the program. No doubt the justice department will want to look into it. Plus it could expose the nfl to more lawsuits related to paying players outside of the CBA. The nfl is extremely scared of him and what might happen.