Last week, the NFLPA said that it plans to conduct its own investigation regarding the Saints’ bounty program. The union asked the NFL to facilitate interviews of Saints coaches and other team employees.
Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com reports that the NFL has informed the union that, while it won’t block the NFLPA from conducting an investigation, the league won’t help.
It’s a distinction without a difference, except for the fact that the NFL is far more likely to avoid any potential legal trouble by not affirmatively preventing the union from conducting an investigation. Unless the league directs Saints’ non-player employees to cooperate with the NFLPA, the Saints’ non-player employees surely won’t.
Freeman also reports that the NFLPA has interviewed multiple Saints players as part of the union’s investigation.
Meanwhile, multiple reports have indicated that a decision on punishment is expected this week. This week will be over soon.
The bounty scandal surely won’t be.