Originally written December 13, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt issued a stern denial regarding former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' claim that Vitt insisted on keeping the team's bounty program in place despite an NFL investigation. "We knew the scuds were going to come, we knew there would be a leakage of information," Vitt said Thursday at his press conference inside the Saints' practice facility in Metairie, La. "It was like 60 Minutes, the thing ticking, and here it comes -- it's here." Vitt, Williams and alleged whistleblower and former Saints employee Mike Cerullo, a key NFL witness, were separately debriefed in front of former commissioner Paul Tagliabue during the appeals hearings that ultimately led to bounty suspensions for four players -- Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita -- being overturned. Vitt denies being asked whether he discouraged Williams from ending the bounty program, but Vitt was made aware of the allega...
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