Watch Drew Brees on Letterman
It’s no secret that Drew Brees is a very frustrated individual. Between the contract nightmare he’s going through with the Saints and watching Bountygate unravel and destroy the reputation of a team that he had helped rebuild, I can’t say I blame him. After a whole lot of silence, though, Brees finally vented a bit on the "Late Show with David Letterman" Thursday night. He went onto the show to discuss PACE, a program for concussion testing, but ended up discussing Bountygate more than anything else.
Brees was finally able to let off a little steam, saying that he felt that it was more of a “media” campaign than an attempt to bring truth to the matter.
During the interview, which can be found here, Brees says that he feels like the American public (himself included) is tired of hearing about the Bountygate scandal.
“We don’t want to talk about it anymore," he said. "Put forth the facts, the truth, and if indeed there was a pay-to-injure scheme, then people will get punished, and if there’s not, then let’s exonerate these men because, at this point, it seems like it’s a smear campaign. We’re dragging them through the mud, we’re ruining their reputations and careers with no true evidence.”
He isn’t the only person who believes that the scandal is turning into a smear campaign either, as former Saints (now Browns) linebacker Scott Fujita said something very similar when The Associated Press asked him about the scandal.
In a bit of a humorous note, David Letterman also offered to get Drew Brees a roster spot on his hometown New York Jets.
“If you’re fed up, I can get you a deal with the (New York) Jets,” Letterman said.
“They have enough quarterbacks,” Brees answered with a smile.
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