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That documentation which current and former Saints players may seek in fighting their bounty-related suspensions? It’s already beginning to surface, and not necessarily to their advantage.

Yahoo! Sports has unearthed evidence revealing that former New Orleans (and current Packers) defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, who’s facing an eight-game ban this season, was told to lie about the existence of the program by former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (who’s suspended indefinitely) and current assistant/interim head coach Joe Vitt (who will miss six games once the regular season starts).

Yahoo! obtained a signed declaration Hargrove submitted to the NFL, via the NFL players association no less, in April in which he admits being told to cover up the program. Vitt and Williams allegedly warned Hargrove, who played for the Saints in 2009 and 2010, of the league’s investigation while instructing him to deny any knowledge of it. Williams said, per Hargove’s declaraton: “Those (expletives at the NFL) have been trying to get me for years (and if all the Saints) stay on the same page, this will blow over.”

Hargrove was called into the 30-minute meeting following Super Bowl XLIV under the auspices of an increased role in Williams’ defense in 2010, though that never came to fruition.

The union apparently provided the document to the league for the purpose of showing one of its members was acting under orders from coaches, though it may only serve to bolster the NFL’s case regarding the Saints’ use of bounties and their subsequent dishonesty in trying to keep them under wraps.

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