Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/19/12
Former Minnesota Vikings' lineman Jimmy Kennedy is not a big fan of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.  Kennedy issued a statement on Friday saying that his role in the investigation of the New Orlean Saints' bounty program has been misconstrued.  "The commissioner of the NFL recently distributed a memo to all 32 NFL teams regarding the alleged bounty program that contained blatant lies about me, thereby adding me to the list of men who reputations and character have been irreparably damaged by the shoddy, careless, shameful so-called investigation behind this sham proceeding," Kennedy said in the statement. "Roger Goodell identifies me as the 'whistleblower' who approached former Viking coach Brad Childress about an alleged bounty on Brett Favre in the NFC Championship Game. That is a lie." Kennedy goes on to say that he was never interviewed by the NFL unless they consider an interview to be a pair of 30-second conversations with NFL Security.  "I am not one of the players who has been officially disciplined by the NFL as a part of this sham, but I now know that I too have been damaged by the NFL's complete disregard for truth and integrity," Kennedy said in the statement. Goodell is apparently too busy for some of the responsibilities that being the commissioner entails, whether it be finding the truth or hearing appeals of suspended players. 

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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