What we don’t know is how much of the evidence the NFL shared with reporters Monday was also shared with players three days ago.
But what we do know is some of their media presentation included facts which haven’t yet been reported.
Jim Varney of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that the league’s presentation included the fact former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams told investigators his program “rolled the dice with player safety and someone could have been maimed.”
Varney reported that former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White led the presentation at league headquarters.
Much of the presentation seems to be the same information we had here earlier today. (While reading the raw copies earlier without the guidance of the league, I assumed Jonathan Vilma and Charles Grant were paid $10,000 each because of a different notation than Mike Ornstein and Joe Vitt’s contributions, but the league said the players contributed those amounts to make a $35,000 Brett Favre bounty pool. Assumptions, there you go).
They were also shown a video presentation in which former Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove said, “Hey, Bobby, give me the money!” to teammate Bobby McCray after Vitt, in a sideline huddle with the unit, tells the Saints he thinks Favre has a broken leg and will be replaced.