Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 5/22/12

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell watches teams warm up prior to the start of Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Just as Scott Fujita was professing his innocence, commissioner Roger Goodell indicated he’s ready to prove bounties did indeed take place in New Orleans.

Addressing the media following Tuesday’s Spring League Meeting, Goodell said the NFL plans to release proof of bounties to the public, NFL.com reports.

“Yes, I do,” Goodell said when he was asked if he expected the proof to be revealed.

Though we’ll eventually get to feast our eyes on what should be overwhelming evidence, Goodell said no more information would be released until the appeals process with the NFL Players Association concludes. Fujita, Jonathan Vilma, and other alleged participants in the illegal ‘pay-for-play’ system have recently filed grievances against the league after being handed multi-game suspensions.

Interestingly, Goodell confirmed the NFLPA “expressly told the players not to cooperate in the bounty investigation.”

“I invited them in and they decided not to do that,” Goodell said.

Goodell, whose faced an intense amount of criticism from players, fans, and media in recent months, acknowledged the process will take time, and is not worried about appeasing each sect.

“You don’t worry about a popularity contest. You can’t. You can’t make everyone happy on this,” Goodell said.

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