Originally written August 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Federal judge Ginger Berrigan requested more information from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the league's timeline for handing down discipline to players, coaches and executives in the Saints' bounty scandal. The NFL responded Thursday by submitting a letter from the NFLPA along with a sworn statement from Goodell, according to NBCSports.com. The NFL submitted a March 7, 2012, letter from former NFLPA general counsel Richard Berthelsen to NFL general counsel Jeff Pash in which Bethelsen requested a 60-day delay for disciplinary proceedings, according to the report. The NFL seems to suggest this indicates the NFL did not improperly prejudge the four players suspended in the bounty investigation. Goodell also issued a sworn statement indicating he was ready to administer the player discipline on March 21, the same day he announced suspensions for coaches and executives. But Goodell's statement says he agreed to delay announcing the player suspensions fol...
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