Posted April 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
The NFL Players Association has told players involved in the New Orleans Saints' bounty case there's a chance they could face criminal charges and it has hired outside counsel. While Commissioner Roger Goodell weighs how to punish players the league says might be connected to the bounties, the NFLPA also has suggested that players have a lawyer and union representative present when they're interviewed by NFL investigators. The union plans to head to New York this week to meet with league security staff and review additional evidence, taking up the NFL on an offer it made more than once. The latest steps were described to The Associated Press on Sunday by two people familiar with the case. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
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