Originally posted on No Guts, No Glory  |  Last updated 6/15/12

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on as he stands on stage during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
The NFLPA continues its crusade to discredit any and all claims that the NFL have brought against the New Orleans Saints. And with the four suspended players awaiting the outcome of their appeals, the NFLPA took its crusade to another level. Back on June 11, the NFLPA sent a letter to Roger Goodell requesting that Saints coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis, assistant head coach Joe Vitt, and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams all be present to testify during the players appeal hearing. But according to a subsequent letter by the NFLPA to Goodell, none of them want to testify in fear of retribution from the league. As lawyers for the four suspended New Orleans Saints players await evidence from the NFL on Friday that will — at the least — outline the league’s position heading into Monday’s appeals hearings; the NFL Players Association sent a letter to the league Thursday claiming current, former or suspended Saints employees fear “retribution” from the NFL if ...
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