Originally written on The Juicy Online  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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A email from an imprisoned friends of the Saints coaching stuff with a postscript saying, "put me down for $5,000" on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, has become another sore point between players being punished for New Orleans' bounty system and the NFL, according to the AP.

The email -- obtained by the AP -- was written from prison by marketing agent Mike Ornstein shorty before the Saints' 2011 season opener against the Packers. Ornstein once represented Reggie Bush and later got to know members of the Saints' coaching staff.

The bulk of Ornstein's note to the Saints discusses his experience in prison and offers sometimes brash words of encouragement to various coaches, including then-Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. The last line states: "PS Gregg Williams put me down for $5000.00 on Rogers."

Ornstein now says that was written, "in total just".

During a phone interview -- this week -- Ornstein says that it was a running joke for years, explaining that he had been kidding Williams about bounties ever since the NFC championship game in 2010, in which the Vikings -- who lost to the Saints in the 2010 NFC championship -- told the NFL that they believed the Saints had a bounty out on quarterback Brett Favre.

Lawyer Peter Ginsberg says, "Ornstein's email is just another example of the speciousness of the quote-unquote evidence that commissioner (Roger) Goodell claims to have support his erroneous accusations against Johnathan and other players." "As more of the evidence is revealed in the media, it is becoming more and more apparent how irresponsible the NFL's actions have been.", Ginsberg said. 
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