The current “Darren Sharper Radio Tour,” which seems to be part of a broader “Darren Sharper Wants A Job In TV Tour,” contains consistent denials of the worst aspects of the bounty system his former team, the Saints, used for the last three seasons.
Sharper, in radio appearances from Monday, says that no one was paid for trying to injure anyone and that if he was aware of any deliberate attempts to injure opponents, he would have done something to stop it.
Compare that to what Sharper said in early 2010, after the league decided that the Vikings-Saints Bounty Bowl from the 2009 playoffs was sufficiently compelling to justify a season-opening rematch.
“Well, y’all seen Brett had surgery on that ankle we got after in the championship game,” Sharper said on Twitter. “Come Thursday night 1st game. X marks the spot.”
If Sharper were still playing, I think I’d be in favor of the NFL giving him a lifetime ban, to go along with the one that Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams deserves.