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Based on this report from The Times-Picayune, Mike Ornstein was a huge player in the Bountygate scandal. Ornstein never officially worked for the team, but the two time felon was a mainstay around the Saints. And depending on who you asked in the organization, he was either an asset or a detriment.Ornstein was cited as a figure that pledged money to the Saints’ bounty pool in the NFL’s investigation. One such report of Ornstein pledging money involves Green Bay Packer quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. According to the report, Ornstein emailed Saints’ coaches and pledged money for a knockout blow to Aaron Rodgers. Sean Payton denies he ever read that email.Citing an internal NFL memo sent to all 32 teams about the bounty scandal, CBSSports.com reported that Ornstein on at least four occasions pledged rewards of $5,000 to $10,000 to the Saints’ bounty pool from 2009 to 2011. Among the 18,000 documents league investigators examined is an email from Ornstein to Saints’ coaches last season in ...
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