GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With an eight-game suspension hanging over his head, new Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove submitted a declaration to the NFL about his involvement in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program. Hargrove played for the Saints from 2009 to 2010 and was one of four players to receive punishment from the NFL for a role in a defense that targeted certain players and tried to injure others in exchange for financial payouts.
The declaration, which was obtained by Yahoo! Sports, describes in detail of how Hargrove was told to lie to the NFL by his defensive coaches, including the suspended Gregg Williams and Joe Vitt.
"Williams said he was going to deny the existence of any bounty on any player to the NFL, and I should deny it, too," Hargrove wrote in the letter. "Coach Williams said: Those expletives at the NFL have been trying to get to me for years,"and if we all "stay on the same page, this will blow over."
Hargrove added that, prior to meeting with the NFL a...