New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt adamantly denied the claims made by former New Orleans Saints player Anthony Hargrove Monday night.
Vitt says that he never told Hargrove to lie nor deny the existence of the team's alleged bounty program, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune
. Hargrove made those claims in a declaration to the NFL that was obtained by Yahoo Sports
"He can say whatever he wants to say. It just didn't happen.", Vitt said.
"We had a pot for big plays, the same thing everyone else in the league has, now they call them pay-for-performance. But we never paid for dirty hits.", Vitt went on to say. "I'll say it again, the exact same thing I told the commissioner, our players never crossed the white lines with an intent to maim or injure. They never threatened the integrity of the game when they crossed the white lines."