In nine days, the Saints will open their season with interim ‘interim’ coach Aaron Kromer at the helm. That, of course, is a direct result of the severe bounty penalties cast upon the team for employing a pay-for-performance system the last three seasons under disgraced former coordinator Gregg Williams.
This has been a much-maligned topic this offseason, with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell receiving heavy-handed criticism for stripping New Orleans of head coach Sean Payton, several key players, and a pair of high-round draft selections.
As of late, chatter has died down but you better believe it’s still fresh in the mind of some. Taking that into account, Goodell decided to write a letter to fans, explaining there’s “no place in football for bounties” and that player safety is among the league’s chief concerns.
A copy of the letter can be read below, courtesy of NFL.com.
To NFL Fans:
The 2012 NFL regular season is about to begin, and it promises to be another exciting, compet...