Drew Brees compares evidence for bounties to evidence for WMDs

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees has offered up an interesting analogy for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s case that some of Brees’s coaches and teammates on the Saints were involved in a bounty program: Brees says it’s reminiscent of President George W. Bush’s case for the Iraq War.

On Monday, as reporters were scrutinizing about 200 pages of what the NFL says is a 50,000-page file of evidence in the Saints’ bounty program, Brees wrote on Twitter that he isn’t buying it.

“If NFL fans were told there were ‘weapons of mass destruction’ enough times, they’d believe it,” Brees wrote. “But what happens when you don’t find any????”

In the run-up to the Iraq War, the Bush Administration repeatedly said Saddam Hussein had stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, a claim that most Americans believed and that turned out to be false. Bush later called his biggest regret as president.

If I were Brees, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for Goodell to call suspending the Saints his biggest regret as commissioner.

140 responses to “Drew Brees compares evidence for bounties to evidence for WMDs

  1. drew brees has zero credibility….he is scum. pretends he knows nothing about a bounty program that went on for at least three years in his own locker room. an officer in the union with a duty to protect all players…..laughable.

  2. No he did not go there,what an idiot!Hey Drew shut up and get a contract and play football !!!

  3. Michael Smith said in this article, “If I were Brees, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for Goodell to call suspending the Saints his biggest regret as commissioner.”

    But he should.

    And the court case by Vilma just might force him to……. either that or the next commissioner who replaces his fired butt may do it for him.

  4. Shouldn’t the coach who is suspended indefinitely be the one making a huge stink if there was NO bounty system? Brees should note that guy’s deafening silence.

  5. I don’t know if Saints players are guilty or not, But i am tired for watching and reading about bounty case.

  6. Although I never think you should get political in a public forum like this, he has a point. The only difference I see is that, whereas Iraq did not have wmds, I am SURE bounties do occur in the NFL despite the lack of hard evidence.

    As a Packers fan its not all that important to me what happens to the Saints this season. Goodell had to act on the bounty rumor hard and fast to prevent the tarnishing of the NFL’s reputation, sacrificing those of Vilma, Williams, Fujita and Sean Payton in the process.

    Bottomline: the regular season cannot start soon enough

  7. Hey Drew, according to Pamphillon’s diary, you and Fujita and the NFLPA conspired to pin this whole mess on the coaches. I have yet to hear your defense on this issue. You’ve had your explanation so now everyone would like to hear why a a guy who knew nothing about the bounties was running point on shifting the blame?

  8. veetan says:Jun 19, 2012 6:58 AM

    But he should.

    And the court case by Vilma just might force him to……. either that or the next commissioner who replaces his fired butt may do it for him.

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    I highly doubt the Vilma case is much of a concern. It’s a publicity stunt. He’d have to prove that Goodell knew he was innocent when he made those statements. The only chance Vilma would have of winning that suit (pending appeal) would be if he could get Judge Doty to hear it.

  9. Yeah, Drew. Your painful attempt to save face is as important as the reason a war started. Well done.

  10. Fairness that’s the question? you all act as though this was just created 3 years ago well you wrong it’s been going on, the Saints just got caught. Because the saints got caught Roger is making the saints pay for something the other 31 teams we’re doing too so he had to come up with something to make sure it does not continue.

  11. WOW… I used to really like Drew Brees, but after the last few months of his mouth I’m no longer impressed.

  12. Say what you will about the Patriots, but at least they took their punishment and moved on. Did the Patriots have an argument to make? Sure. But it was best for the league and the sport that they take their punishment, apologize, and move on.

    The Saints are still trying to get off easy and it’s exposing them for who they really are.

  13. Do you all know why it took so long to find Bin Laden? He was disquised as a WMD in Iraq.

    Seriously though, Drew Brees is the man.

  14. Brees now want to go down the path of Winslow Jr. I guess you go to war 16 weeks a year at least, every Sunday, right? What a tool…..He used to be my favorite player outside of my favorite Buffalo Bills players, but now he is nearing the bottom.

  15. kwgator says:Jun 19, 2012 7:08 AM

    Is anyone else getting sick of Drew Brees?
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    Yup. Hard to recall a player throwing away as much good will in one offseason in a long time-if ever.

  16. I am a supporter of Bush, whether or not Saddam had these weapons, he was still dangerous enough to be a priority take out. After seeing those planes repeatedly fly into those buildings, seeing people jump from 80 stories up, I didn’t care who we roughed up in the route to find the jerk off that hurt our people, our country.
    As for Vilma, the dude is guilty, but Goodell is blowing it up bigger than it is, but he is trying to make a point- that the NFL will not tolerate the bounty programs.

  17. Wow, Angry comments, I am guessing Brees has thrown a few TDs on these peoples teams.

  18. Big tough saints haters* hiding behind their pseudo names and making disparaging comments about Drew Brees….would love to see you say that to his face, bottom feeders….get back to your Walmart cashier job….

  19. Say what you will about the Patriots, but at least they took their punishment and moved on. Did the Patriots have an argument to make? Sure. But it was best for the league and the sport that they take their punishment, apologize, and move on.

    The Saints are still trying to get off easy and it’s exposing them for who they really are.

  20. Saddam Hussein coordinated the killings of civilians.
    Gregg Williams coordinated to injure a lot of players.
    I don’t see any difference except that Drew Brees is an idiot. Just shut your hole Drew.

  21. How can anyone say this isn’t spot on??

    Guess the crowd on pft is 80% republican.
    They really hate to be reminded if the fool that stole elections and misguided an entire country as he and his colleagues profitted from the war efforts.

    But,,, I’m sure everyone has forgotten about that

  22. The more I listen to Brees speak the more I realize just what an idiot he is.

    Drew please just stuff it and play ball. Just because you can throw a leather ball and know a play book does not mean……….. oh never mind

  23. Under Sean Peyton, the Saints promoted a culture and philosphy to deliberately maime and cripple players in order to win. The end justified the means. A team of dirty players and coaches.

  24. To me, these guys are saying, ‘unless you have close up video evidence of Vilma paying another player while speaking into the camera, Saved by the Bell style, “So, here is your bounty money that I, Johnathon Vilma, are paying you. Because we have a bounty program in place. Here. Take your bounty money”, unless you have that, then you have nothing. And thus you can’t convict us.

    They have moved from ‘what’s the truth’ motivation to a ‘they don’t have evidence, so we can get out of this.’

  25. Between his comments about the bounty scandal and his contract issues, Brees may be going from NFL darling to the most hated man in the NFL.

  26. Once again for the captain of the short bus. Drew, your coach admitted to it and admitted to doing it at multiple stops in his career, accepted an indefinite ban from the sport and didn’t fight one charge.

  27. Drew Brees and the New Orlens Saint sound a lot like the Obama administration. Neither will admit any fault when things happened on their watch, they just keep blaming others for what has happened. Man up take your punishment and be done with it already.

  28. More like I compare the players constant denial to Roger Clemens. After saying “we didnt do it” enough times, even they start to believe it.

  29. What’s so bad about his comment? Do you people know what an analogy is? He’s basically calling out the NFL for it’s 3-month propaganda campaign, and now wants to actually see the evidence. This is what everyone has been saying for several weeks. Haha, people calling Drew Brees “scum?” Dude’s one of the best in the game and well-respected by most everyone in the NFL.

  30. To me, these guys are saying, ‘unless you have close up video evidence of Vilma paying another player while speaking into the camera, Saved by the Bell style, “So, here is your bounty money that I, Johnathon Vilma, are paying you. Because we have a bounty program in place. Here. Take your bounty money”, unless you have that, then you have nothing. And thus you can’t convict us.

    They have moved from ‘what’s the truth’ motivation to a ‘they don’t have evidence, so we can get out of this.’

  31. All the Drew haters must be republicans??? Yeah, we went to war for nothing, many good American soldiers died, many Iraqi citizens died, and what good has come from this war? Nothing.

    What good will come of these suspensions? Nothing. Big hits will keep on coming, and pay for performance will just go deeper underground.

    The military industrial complex (do you dumb republicans know what that is?) got rich, and Goodell protects the owners from concussion lawsuits. That’s all he’s doing.

  32. I used to have a ton of respect for this guy… Unfortunately the more he speaks on this subject the less and less respect I have.

  33. “After seeing those planes repeatedly fly into those buildings, seeing people jump from 80 stories up, I didn’t care who we roughed up in the route to find the jerk off that hurt our people, our country.”

    I was born and raised in NYC. Myself, my wife, and our child were living on 96th Street in Manhattan when the planes hit. My brother was in the Towers and my cousin is a Bronx fireman. Even I knew that Iraq had NOTHING to do with 9/11/ It was Saudi money (they’re our “ally”), Pakistani training (again, our “ally”), and the Taliban in Afghanistan – who we essentially gave up fighting for years to fight in Iraq. If you wanted “revenge” for 9/11, you wanted us nowhere near Iraq because they weren’t involved. This is the kind of stupidity and blatant ignorance of the facts that is destroying this country.

  34. At the end of the day, Drew is just a kid who really knows little about life other than football. His analogy is so wildly inappropriate, it doesn’t even deserve to be noticed by the adult table. There’s no secret he has political aspirations. Not a good start.

  35. The evidence looks like a “Ponzi Scheme between 13 year olds or a Paint ball game …………2 points for a leg shot, 1 for the foot area, 4 for the butt or back and 10 for a chest or head shot. This was a game within the game and provided the team with a score card for performance or lack there of. The problem being, they did it for money instead of points. Technically a no-no and God-ells rath. This was really being picky by the NFL and I think the verbage, not the effects are whats being crusified here. The agressive names for plays and performance are what catches the eye, rather than the actual outcome. On well, they can’t eat us, so lets just play ball. I have found during my career that the best way to get rid of the Boss was to do exactly (To the inth degree) what he says even when you know it’s wrong.
    P.S….I can’t believe Gregg Williams was that stupid to put all that crap on his Saints computer. He might be smart at defenses but thats where it ends. Stupid I say, just stupid

  36. Way to compare something that was deadly serious and cost thousands of lives to something trivial, Brees. Thank god you’re not that shallow.

  37. In fairness, uhm (rhymes with dumb) Drew, I guess on must define what Weapons of Mass Destruction means. They did not find nukes, but they did find nuclear material to build a bomb. Secondly they found stockpiles of chemical weapons, yellow powder, etc. that could easily wipe out New Orleans. So Drew (the ever-talking one), they did find weapons that could wipe out masses. I guess you just have to be a lawyer or media person to talk and then talk some more about it.

  38. You had to go there Drew? I had sympathy for the sAints up to that statement.
    First off, I seem to recall all the Steelers players refusing to ratify the new CBA due to the unilateral powers given to the commissioner. Where were you Drew during those negotiations? Why didn’t’ you speak up about those said powers that are now ensnarling your team?
    Second, the burden of proof for the President to commit military forces is a heck of a lot higher than the bounty case. It’s called the War Power Resolution and the 107th congress provided that authority after seeing the WMD evidence. So I would definitely say there was more proof to convince the 435 members of Congress than 1 Roger Godell.
    Finally, you really are the embodiment of the phrase “Million dollar arm, ten cent head”. Get an education before you start talking about anything outside of football bro, cause it makes you look like the uneducated day laborer you really are.

  39. Drew is trying to save face with all these comments bc he knows the consequences of the bounty program… Brees lying on his back in pain after someone takes him out for the season. Goodluck getting that big contract with gauranteed money bc that criminal Benson fears the same thing. I cant wait for the government and justice system to come down on these players and coaches!

  40. That’s it, I am done rooting for Brees. You DO NOT disrepect my President like that.

    Everyone knows that there were WMDs, but due to the liberal media uproar and UN delay tactics, which gave Saddam about 6-7 months to hide the WMDs offshore and in other countries, we were unable to find them.

    I have lost all respect for Brees and will root against him forever.

  41. tavia47 says:
    Jun 19, 2012 7:19 AM
    Fairness that’s the question? you all act as though this was just created 3 years ago well you wrong it’s been going on, the Saints just got caught. Because the saints got caught Roger is making the saints pay for something the other 31 teams we’re doing too so he had to come up with something to make sure it does not continue.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Same thing happened to the Patriots. In fact, the Jets (the same team who turned in the Patritos) had been caught doing the same thing by the Patriots. The Patriots did not turn the Jets in.

  42. tavia47 says: Jun 19, 2012 7:19 AM

    Fairness that’s the question? you all act as though this was just created 3 years ago well you wrong it’s been going on, the Saints just got caught. Because the saints got caught Roger is making the saints pay for something the other 31 teams we’re doing too so he had to come up with something to make sure it does not continue.
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    Better get your story straight flip-flopper. Are you denying the bounties now, or just blaming others for them?

    The Stains are guilty as charged. Greg Williams is more of a man for accepting his punishment than that entire Stains locker-room.

    Since Drew Brees is such a good philanthropist and charity worker (New Orleans), for his next charity act, I recommend auctioning off the opportunity to punch him right in the gums. That will surely beat the $61 my principal in hs got for the pie in his face. I bet even the few logical Stains fans that are out there would like to jack that punk up.

  43. Sorry to inform you guys but Brees is exactly right. There is no “on the field” evidence of hurting opposing players. But because the NFL says it, most of you believe it. Goes to show you that your sheep and that you don’t believe what your eyes are showing you. It’s scary to think that you guys are even allowed to have a vote in this country.

  44. neauxgeaux44 says:
    Jun 19, 2012 7:39 AM
    Big tough saints haters* hiding behind their pseudo names and making disparaging comments about Drew Brees….would love to see you say that to his face

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    I would definitely tell him ‘shut up’ to his face. I’m nutty like that.

    Seriously Drew: Shut Up

  45. I didn’t used to like Drew Brees, but now I sorta love him.

    Boy, folks don’t like to be reminded that we promised there would be WMDs when we went to war in Eyerack and there were none.

  46. This is the kind of stupidity and blatant ignorance of the facts that is destroying this country.

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    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  47. “How can anyone say this isn’t spot on??

    Guess the crowd on pft is 80% republican.
    They really hate to be reminded if the fool that stole elections and misguided an entire country as he and his colleagues profitted from the war efforts.”

    Hate to break it to you bro, President Bush got approval from Congress for military action in Iraq and I seem to remember there were quite a number of Demorats that agreed with the WMD assesment, or did you forget about the War Powers Resolution Act like your dear leader Barack Obama?

  48. The problem is that Breees doesn ‘t understand that Bush/CHeney modernized the language. THat is – “There are WMD in Iraq was never meant to asssert that there actuallly were WMD in Iraq. SInce Bush/CHeney untethered tha language from the bagggage of having to contain factual content the statement reallly should have been interpreted as , “We are gong to invade Iraq and neeed a plausible excuse to justify it.” Once you get past the idea that words are suppposed to convey actual factual content the whole hing becomes clear and simple. Thank you, Mr. CHeney for settting our language freee!!!!!

  49. Liars all do the same thing, keep denying it until they are red in the face. Drew KNEW what was going on, and he is trying to save face with his “fans” that he didn’t know of anything when clearly the guy that implemented it admitted to it. So we know it happened, and he is still going about like he knew nothing about it.

    Like most of the comments on here, it’s time for you Drew Brees, to take your foot, and shove it in your mouth. We are tired of hearing excuses after excuses from you and Vilma.

  50. Drew made the cardinal sin of pointing out how ridiculous both the Bush/ChainHe cabal and the Goodell regime are – in one fell swoop.

    WMD is still a sore spot among lemmings. The only difference is that thousands of lives were lost along with world economic stability.

  51. If drew brees loves his team so much, maybe he should spend less times talking to reporters and more time trying to work out a deal so he can get his butt to the off-season workouts/meetings/training camp/etc. With all the bounty insanity (including a 1 yr suspension for their head coach) Drew’s “beloved team” really needs him. Doesn’t Brees get it? No one really cares what he says.

  52. “I want to express my sincere regret and apology to the NFL, Mr. Benson, and the New Orleans Saints fans for my participation in the ‘pay for performance’ program while I was with the Saints,” Williams said. “It was a terrible mistake, and we knew it was wrong while we were doing it. Instead of getting caught up in it, I should have stopped it. I take full responsibility for my role. I am truly sorry. I have learned a hard lesson and I guarantee that I will never participate in or allow this kind of activity to happen again.”

  53. The ONLY reason the Commissioner didn’t destroy evidence like he did for his hometown Patriots is b/c there’s none that would hold up without you simpletons following it blindly.

  54. @neauxgeaux44 says:Jun 19, 2012 7:39 AM

    Big tough saints haters* hiding behind their pseudo names and making disparaging comments about Drew Brees….would love to see you say that to his face, bottom feeders….get back to your Walmart cashier job….
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    Says the tuff guy hiding behind his pseudo name. Bottom feeders? Really? Go suck an egg. No one should ever make an analogy about this siuation and any war. That is why people are bashing him even more.

    @tiffpats4eva says:Jun 19, 2012 9:14 AM

    I didn’t used to like Drew Brees, but now I sorta love him.

    Boy, folks don’t like to be reminded that we promised there would be WMDs when we went to war in Eyerack and there were none
    ==================================
    they found material to make them and also found chemical weapons and who knows what else could be buried in the sand out there.

  55. Brees is a clue less rich idiot. Shut your mouth and play your game until you are broke and then get together with all the other people who could not handle there money and sue somebody so get free money. You knowyou can’t earn it after you stop playing a game!

  56. Sorry about that “discount double” post. I don’t even know how it happened or 20 mins apart.

  57. maybe one of the genious Aints fans can explain something to this hater. Why is it that the coaches have quietly accepted their punishment if the players are innocent?

  58. Drew Brees is already the corniest man in the NFL, I guess now he’s working on “stupidest”.

  59. The two situations are nothing alike. The NFL did find evidence. Whether the suspension durations are appropriate is a different discussion, but you can’t argue there wasn’t a bounty program at all.

    Ask Brees to explain the powerpoint of Dog the Bounty Hunter and the text about bounty $$.

  60. This is just more evidence there is a culture in the Saints where they ONLY care about themselves. They figure as long as it’s good for them, who cares: they have to be “owed” something. They’ve been playing cheap and taking cheap shots at players for years, and they’re pissed they finally got caught. And you can’t tell me that the fact they had $35,000 + out on Favre’s head didn’t have ANYTHING to do with how they played in that game trying to injure him by any means necessary (including several blatant late hits, illegal high-low hits, etc).

    So just because you can’t prove an injury on the field was the direct result of a bounty (which is impossible as any hit could be by chance), then all the evidence of them pooling money and speeches about injuring your opponents and taking them out of games doesn’t mean anything? IT STILL proves they had a bounty program, regardless of whether it was effective or not.

    Brees only cares about 2 things: Drew Brees and the Saints. As the unquestioned leader of that team, you can’t tell me he knew absolutely nothing about it. He, just like everyone else, turned a blind eye to it, and continutes to deny it, as it’s clearly in his and the team’s best interest to do so. The guy clearly doesn’t have a spine to stand for what’s right or wrong, regardless of whether it’s convenient for him or not.

  61. If there wasn’t a bounty system, why haven’t Greg Williams and sean payton tried to fight their suspensions? If I was innocent, I would fight like _ _ _ to clear my name. Brees has lost all credibility at this point and should seriously try to keep his mouth shut moving forward. By the way, I’m not a saints hater. I live near Houston, so the Texans are my team. I’ve always cheered for the Saints (except for the rare occassion when they play my team). Saints fans may not like it, but their Super Bowl ring IS tarnished by this scandal.

  62. I’m shooting for the most dislikes with my comment.

    Those that think the Saints aren’t going to be competitive or have a legitimate shot at a SB run are in denial. They will sign Drew. They signed 4 solid defensive additions. Tey got rid of the main problem in GW. The offense will be fine without Sean Payton. Carmichael called the plays for the final 12 games last and they set records.

    Have fun being angry people.

  63. Hey east96st,

    Considering all that we now know and the obvious fact that he and his cronies destroyed the economy for private gain, a guy who says “I am a supporter of Bush” cannot be influenced by the facts.

  64. @vintwok says:
    Jun 19, 2012 9:16 AM

    Hate to break it to you bro, President Bush got approval from Congress for military action in Iraq and I seem to remember there were quite a number of Demorats that agreed with the WMD assesment, or did you forget about the War Powers Resolution Act like your dear leader Barack Obama?
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    I don’t see how Obama is even remotely part of the discussion. Nor do I see how being Democrat or Republican should matter with regards to the issue of Iraq. It’s abundantly clear that the Bush administration created false intelligence that they then fed to Congress in order to gain support for the War in Iraq. Richard Armitage, Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, all took part in this, with approval from the President himself.

    They even destroyed the public image, of one of their own (Colin Powell), with this false information. I’m neither Democrat or Republican, but I do like Colin Powell, and that man deserved better, just like America deserved better.

    Had Bush come out and said, you know, this guy Saddam’s bad. He’s gassed his own people, and generally tortures and murders anyone he pleases, it’s time for him to go. I would’ve supported it. However, the manner that he gained support for the War in Iraq is nothing short of treason, and I feel any President who abuses the Office of the President in such a manner should be tried and executed for treason.

  65. And when you players keep whining about the power Goodell has and you were a part of granting it via recent CBA negotiations…what do you compare that to, Drew?

  66. Wow, For me Brees just made the list with T.O. and Michael Irvin as people who continue to open their mouth and prove how ignorant they truly are.

    First the finger incident, then the “I need an explanation” thing and now he is the foremost authority on the on WMDs and the bounty investigation….Wow.

    I had no idea that President Bush and Goodell had confided so much information in Brees that he would be able to come to such conclusions. My guess is that they did not and Brees is simply a D-bag spouting of at the mouth and expecting the rest of us to believe what he says because, you know, he is Drew Brees.

    The fact is Saddam had an entire country to hide the WMDs along with allies to help him. He also had a head start.

    Brees just so happens to be the QB of the team charged with the the bounty system and has lost his coach / friend and teammates. His Superbowl is now tainted and has lost any chance of winning one this year. Much like our current president, Brees continues to blame someone else for problems his own team has created.

    Here is great comparison:
    Brees = Saddam

  67. patriotsdefense says:
    Jun 19, 2012 7:43 AM
    Say what you will about the Patriots, but at least they took their punishment and moved on. Did the Patriots have an argument to make? Sure. But it was best for the league and the sport that they take their punishment, apologize, and move on.

    The Saints are still trying to get off easy and it’s exposing them for who they really are.
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    whoa whoa whoa…what punishment did they take??

    man this site is full of miserable people that love to bash over the internet… i mean how dare drew brees try to be the leader he is and stand up for his guys huh…you people!!

  68. The real Drew Brees came out last year when he
    was running up the score on the Indy colts, padding his stats. The score, 41 – 7 , late in the third quarter, Breese and the aints are running go routes. He wasn’t taken out of the game until after the score was 48 – 7. what ever happened to sportsmanship. Drew just SHUT UP

  69. Drew is having one of those “Throw me a friggin bone here” moment. & he still wants an explanation!!

  70. Brees went from being one of my most favorite players to a guy I can no longer stand in just a few short months. (And he managed it despite having nothing to do with the bounties.) Took a whole lot of stupid comments to do that, but excellent job, Drew. Now just go away.

  71. The level of ignorance about the Iraq war is appalling. This is the truth: Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Bush wanted to invade Iraq because of threats against his father made by Saddam Hussein due to the Gulf War 10 years before. All we did in Iraq was to create a civil war. Was that worth 4,000+ American lives and over $1 trillion to you hard-core patriots? Instead we should have concentrated on getting the 9/11 culprits in Afghanistan.

  72. How can someone be so smart at his position yet be so intellectually stupid. Brees is starting to sound a lot like Joe Biden. Shut up already !

  73. Goodell the liar and the deceiver hooted. Only this time in the lie it got confused. And fans of bucs, panthers and falcons only also need to pray on the stupid QB as their dreams broke. It is direct it is a pity them
    very strange why other fans don’t criticize league for lies? I remember here everything as women cried: saints liars also should be punished” and now the lIES league and all says lies why that are silent?
    As speak at us in Russia it is possible to trust only to God well still to Valera Karpin but not Goodell

  74. gadzod says: Jun 19, 2012 7:27 AM

    Brees now want to go down the path of Winslow Jr. I guess you go to war 16 weeks a year at least, every Sunday, right? What a tool…..He used to be my favorite player outside of my favorite Buffalo Bills players, but now he is nearing the bottom.

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    Because he compared bountygate to Iraq’s WMDs he thinks he’s a soldier? I disagree with the comparison, there IS evidence of bounties however, I tend to look at the positives and at least he isn’t a mindless american that believes everything that the MSM shoot off at ’em as “fact”.

  75. bilbo1000 says:
    Jun 19, 2012 10:39 AM
    The level of ignorance about the Iraq war is appalling. This is the truth: Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Bush wanted to invade Iraq because of threats against his father made by Saddam Hussein due to the Gulf War 10 years before. All we did in Iraq was to create a civil war. Was that worth 4,000+ American lives and over $1 trillion to you hard-core patriots? Instead we should have concentrated on getting the 9/11 culprits in Afghanistan.

    Dude did you forget President Clinton and many other Democrats stated that Hussein was a threat that must be taken out? Did you forget the UN Resolutions that were passed that Hussein violated? Again your Michael Moore information is wrong. What we did in Iraq was stop the slaughter of Iraqi’s from Hussein. Their country will become a democracy in the ceasepool that is the Middle East. With our biggest threat being Iran we need a democratic Iraq. Again did we stop the war in Afghanstan when we went into Iraq? So what the heck are you talking about? I would be more concerned that the Taliban and Al Qaeda know that the date that we are withdrawing from Afghanastan..that is purely foolish..just like Drew Brees is with stupid comparison. His team is a guilty as Hussein was..of course I am not equating killing inconnent people to having bounties on football players..

  76. Didn’t even read this one. DON’T compare sports to WAR. Brees this was just a stupid thing to say, you have disrespected everything military service person the United States of America serving and retired. Bonehead move, they have your coach recorded, just shut up.

  77. Wow. I just can’t believe there are STILL people out there who are defending W. and claiming he was a good leader. The man lied and manufactured “evidence” – or more accurately, had it manufactured – to lead a country into war. I’ve never seen a more clear cut case of treason in my life.

  78. neauxgeaux44 says:Jun 19, 2012 7:39 AM

    Big tough saints haters* hiding behind their pseudo names and making disparaging comments about Drew Brees….would love to see you say that to his face, bottom feeders….get back to your Walmart cashier job….
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    Getting tired of Brees flapping his trap over and over again has nothing to do with being a “saints hater.” And I wonder, tough guy, if you’d actually say what you said above to the faces of us bottom feeding Walmart cashiers? I highly doubt it.
    And speaking of psuedo names, what the h*ll is “neauxgeaux44” — your real name?

  79. Didn’t know so many ignorant TeaBags watched football.

    Having said that, I started out siding with the NFL. I now side with the players. I have no respect for “hidden evidence” something TeaBags LOVE as long as it floats their agenda.

  80. treesloth16 says:
    All the Drew haters must be republicans??? Yeah, we went to war for nothing, many good American soldiers died, many Iraqi citizens died, and what good has come from this war? Nothing.

    What good will come of these suspensions? Nothing. Big hits will keep on coming, and pay for performance will just go deeper underground.

    The military industrial complex (do you dumb republicans know what that is?) got rich, and Goodell protects the owners from concussion lawsuits. That’s all he’s doing.
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    I couldn’t agree with you more. Drew is the man and his comparison to this situation isn’t out of line. Haters gonna hate!

  81. This is along the same d-baggery lines as Spreewell talking about needing to feed his kids, or Adrian Peterson comparing NFL players to modern day slaves. Those comments, however, were one-offs and Brees here just keeps opening his trap with nothing good to say.

    I used to hope that this contract thing would completely fall out and Brees would end up going to another team down the road, but I’ve now come to the realization that NOLA deserves this guy and his ego, fits right in with the city.

  82. scytherius says:Jun 19, 2012 11:25 AM

    Didn’t know so many ignorant TeaBags watched football.

    Having said that, I started out siding with the NFL. I now side with the players. I have no respect for “hidden evidence” something TeaBags LOVE as long as it floats their agenda.
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    “Tea Bags”? How pathetic on your part. That’s the way the lefties are though — anyone who disagrees with the talking points gets the Saul Alinsky treatment.
    By the way, weren’t you one of those Occupy losers caught defecating in public?

  83. EVERY single war has been about one thing..MONEY, not security. (See TSA)

    That being said, I used to like Brees, even in SD, but he needs to just STOP, NOW.

  84. As soon as this guy starts throwing for 5000yards & 40Tds people will be right on his jock again. The Internet is filled with Hypocrisy. Glorifying Athletes & Celebrities always ends badly cause they’ll always let you down. Drew Brees is a football player, not a politician. This is right up there with Adrian Petersons slave comments & look at how fast people have forgotten about that as they wish Adrian Peterson a speedy recovery & predicting big year next season for him.

  85. Wow, I can’t remember an NFL player ever tarnishing his reputation this quickly. This guy went from very likeable in my book, to being a complete idiot with no credibility. I was a strong supporter of him for years because he was a talented guy and seemed like a smart guy. Oh how wrong I was. Can somebody put a muzzle on this guy?

  86. [quote]greenpacker says: Jun 19, 2012 7:05 AM

    Although I never think you should get political in a public forum like this, he has a point. The only difference I see is that, whereas Iraq did not have wmds, I am SURE bounties do occur in the NFL despite the lack of hard evidence.

    As a Packers fan its not all that important to me what happens to the Saints this season. [b]Goodell had to act on the bounty rumor hard and fast to prevent the tarnishing of the NFL’s reputation,[/b] sacrificing those of Vilma, Williams, Fujita and Sean Payton in the process.

    Bottomline: the regular season cannot start soon enough[/QUOTE]

    “Hard and FAST”? He knew about a pay for performance program three years prior. He’s a liar when he says he says “player safety is paramount”. If it was, he would have acted sooner.

  87. Wow I really can’t believe how many weak minded people we have here! One person disses on Drew and now everyone is a Brees and New Orleans hater! You are all sheep! Having been a New Orleans native and Saints fan all my life, I’ve lived the hard times of a crappy football team and a storm that ended the lives of many people. Drew and Sean Peyton gave us a Superbowl that I never thought I would see in my lifetime and a team finally to be proud of. He and the Saints revived the spirit of a city that was destroyed in 24 hours and that alone is priceless! Whether he knew about the bounty or not, he is just backing up his family like any true brother would. If your family was in trouble would you try and protect them whether they were in the wrong or not? Just think about that before you pick your butt and submit some dumb blog because no one listens to you in the real world! Man I can’t wait until this bounty crap dies and we can finally play some football! Drew will get signed and we will be the 1st team in history to win one in their hometown! Suck on that haters! Where ya’ at WhoDat nation I wanna hear from ya!

  88. @Had Bush come out and said, you know, this guy Saddam’s bad. He’s gassed his own people, and generally tortures and murders anyone he pleases, it’s time for him to go. I would’ve supported it. However, the manner that he gained support for the War in Iraq is nothing short of treason, and I feel any President who abuses the Office of the President in such a manner should be tried and executed for treason.
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    SH had been killing people for nearly 25 years. What have you been watching or drinking fool.

    You want to execute someone, head on over to 1600 Pennsylvania and let’s see how far you can get.

    and hicks666 you are obviously STILL drinking the koolaid. How’s that hope & change working for you?

  89. Yo, Easy Eddie!

    Neaux Geaux 44 can’t take it out hard! He blows his meager wad and disappears, chuckling, no doubt at how he’s flummoxed us “haters”.

    Brees HAS squandered the good will of most of us who simply want NFL football and tire quickly of millionaires’ whinings, lawsuits and hold outs; Brees’s personal, but not exclusive, trifecta.

  90. I used like Brees and the feel good story that the Saints became after Katrina. Now they’re despicable. From the GM on down, not a lot of integrity in New Orleans.

  91. EJ says: Jun 19, 2012 7:36 AM

    After seeing those planes repeatedly fly into those buildings, seeing people jump from 80 stories up, I didn’t care who we roughed up in the route to find the jerk off that hurt our people, our country.

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    So, according to your understanding of justice, if I’m at a bar and someone standing next to you dumps his beer on me, I should punch YOU in the face first, as long as I take him out eventually.

    Brilliant.

  92. I actually feel bad for the long time Saints fans (pre-Brees). The long time fans don’t deserve to be embarrassed like this.

  93. Now I know what it feels like to be a Patriots fans. Haters hate a winner.

    You win one little Super Bowl and they just crawl out of the woodworks like worms in the rain.

  94. dexterismyhero says:

    and hicks666 you are obviously STILL drinking the koolaid. How’s that hope & change working for you?

    What are you even talking about, you imbecile? I was talking about the fact – yes, FACT – that W. and those closest to him in his administration lied to take us to war, and you have some childish retort concerning an Obama slogan?? You clearly still think that W never did anything wrong in regards to starting the war with Iraq, so the only person who’s drunk any kool-aid is you. And by the way, I am not an Obama supporter. I don’t think he’s been a good President. But at least he hasn’t manufactured “evidence” to take us to a war that never should have been fought in the first place.
    Moron….

  95. billhicks666 says:
    Jun 19, 2012 1:31 PM
    dexterismyhero says:

    and hicks666 you are obviously STILL drinking the koolaid. How’s that hope & change working for you?

    What are you even talking about, you imbecile? I was talking about the fact – yes, FACT – that W. and those closest to him in his administration lied to take us to war, and you have some childish retort concerning an Obama slogan?? You clearly still think that W never did anything wrong in regards to starting the war with Iraq, so the only person who’s drunk any kool-aid is you. And by the way, I am not an Obama supporter. I don’t think he’s been a good President. But at least he hasn’t manufactured “evidence” to take us to a war that never should have been fought in the first place.
    Moron….
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    No, you’re right — instead, he was given the NOBEL FREAKING PEACE PRIZE for perpetuating that same war AND related war crimes, as well as sustaining an additional war, as well as starting his VERY OWN brand new war (without any kind of Congressional approval, of course)….as well as continuing the brutal reckless assault on privacy, Liberty, civil liberties, the free market, the Bill of Rights (including freedom of the press, speech and peacable assembly), and all while sitting at home and playing “Drone Strike Kill Force 3000” both domestically and abroad like some spoiled bratty rich kid with a new video game.

    Let’s not forget the 100 rounds of golf he’s gotten in while piling up 16 trillion dollars of debt, the housing market continues tumbling like a house of cars, borders bleed, unemployment skyrockets, the dollar drops, and Europe’s economic crisis threatens to turn global.

    Oh, and as for “manufactured evidence”…?

    Have you SEEN that cartoonish excuse for a birth certificate, which *suddenly* shows up only after MONTHS of pressure and public brow-beating? (and despite that bio from his college writings which clearly states his birthplace as Kenya…)

    On that note, Brees may have had just as apt an analogy had he referred to Barry Hussein’s phony birth certificate.

  96. Brees, has shown me through his sour attitude & punchy words of late over his contract status along with his stupid remarks of total denial today about the Saints bounty fiasco THAT this straight up honest, down to Earth, roll model within the NFL maybe a bit MORE FRAUD than what the media has fed us over his career.
    *
    Brees reason’s like one of those obstructionist Politician’s in Washington DC who blocks Legislation, then blames the other guys for not getting anything passed through the House OR Senate…

  97. EJ says:
    Jun 19, 2012 7:36 AM

    I am a supporter of Bush, whether or not Saddam had these weapons, he was still dangerous enough to be a priority take out.
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    You do know America put him in power and made him everything he was right?

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    After seeing those planes repeatedly fly into those buildings, seeing people jump from 80 stories up, I didn’t care who we roughed up in the route to find the jerk off that hurt our people, our country.
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    Oh…you are one of those people that believes a man can actually hijack a plane with a box cutter?

    SMH @ people these days.

  98. Drew Brees needs to shut it. He’s made a ton of inappropriate comments this offseason that really make him look like a Grade-A douchebucket.

    The Iraq War? Seriously? That kind of hyperbole doesn’t belong in adult conversation.

  99. bigdawglsu says: Jun 19, 2012 10:58 AM

    Brees is the man! Y’all just jealous cause he whipped you all’s team. LMAO
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    What? Who are you talking to? When did all become possessive?

  100. Yes… the difference is that the NFL isn’t trying to hide the WMD/bounties to protect it’s interest though it certainly would have been better for the NFL to discipline these guys in another manner and not let this kind of thing give it a black eye. WMDs did exist, but it was in the best interest of the military to simply allow the nay sayers to gain traction… so in the end they had to do nothing to hide anything they allowed “perception” to become “reality” a really useful tool in dealing with secret information.

  101. 50,000 pages? LMAO Fer realz! That is the funniest thing I’ve ever heard.

    Way to go Drew, keep telling it like it is. And he’s right about the WMDs, there werent any and anybody that still belives that is an idiot. Thats why this is the perfect analogy.

  102. This guy built up a lot of good will over the years. Now he’s blowing all that over something he could have, should have, been railing against from the start. He’s become nothing but another greedy, whining punk.

  103. It’s like the WMD’s? So Brees hid the evidence in Syria?

    He should know better than to bring politics into it. He has some Bush supporter fans as well (or at least he used to).

  104. I just wanted to let yall know that the cloud of fog yall have surrounding ur heads is massive! Goddell is taking flack for all these conccusions so wat is the best way to divert everyone away from that??? BOUNTYGATE! the is no evidence or proof its just a bandaid to protect his butt. And if it was anyone of yalls teams u would be asking where is the proof too and yall wouldnt be putting pointless comments about drew brees either?! And here is the funny thing im not ecen a saints fan! J-e-t-s jets! Jets! Jets!

  105. Read the comments by Kyle Turley. Brees, as a representative of the union, is complicit more than others. The thought he could sit in the lockerroom and not hear the defensive group talking about bounties is absurd.

    Greg Williams admitted in his statement the plan existed. Here’s his statement:

    “I want to express my sincere regret and apology to the NFL, Mr. Benson, and the New Orleans Saints fans for my participation in the ‘pay for performance’ program while I was with the Saints. It was a terrible mistake, and we knew it was wrong while we were doing it. Instead of getting caught up in it, I should have stopped it. I take full responsibility for my role. I am truly sorry. I have learned a hard lesson and I guarantee that I will never participate in or allow this kind of activity to happen again.”

    Bress credibility suffered a major hit with this statement.

  106. EJ says: Jun 19, 2012 7:36 AM

    I am a supporter of Bush, whether or not Saddam had these weapons, he was still dangerous enough to be a priority take out. After seeing those planes repeatedly fly into those buildings, seeing people jump from 80 stories up, I didn’t care who we roughed up in the route to find the jerk off that hurt our people, our country.
    As for Vilma, the dude is guilty, but Goodell is blowing it up bigger than it is, but he is trying to make a point- that the NFL will not tolerate the bounty programs.

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    Wow. Just wow. I thought people were smarter than this.

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