[ARTICLE] Mike Ornstein says $5k bounty on Rodgers was a joke.
This is starting to get better by the day!
In a report released March 21, the NFL highlighted Ornstein's line about Rodgers, stating it came in an email that Saints coach Sean Payton received from "a close associate." Payton and the other coaches on the staff didn't receive the email from Ornstein directly, but from Saints spokesman Greg Bensel, who forwarded it Sept. 3 to the coaching staff with the subject line: "email from Orny (he asked that I send it) the dude is in prison so I told him I would."
Now living in Los Angeles, Ornstein said by phone that he had joked with Williams about bounties on other star players, including one other time in an email about Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Ornstein said he never would have pledged the kind of money he joked about for any pay-for-performance program, never mind one that promoted injurious tackles.
"As long as I've worked with people in the NFL, everyone who knows me knows that the only things I've ever done for players is things that help them, not hurt them," Ornstein said. "First of all, I don't have $5,000 to put down. When I wrote that email, I was in jail. How was I going to pay for it? In stamps? I'm in federal jail in Florence."
Ok so now that all of Goodell's evidence has been revealed and found to be laughable. What you got next Goodell? Wheres the rest of the evidence that will justify the most insane punishment in the history of the NFL?
That's what I had written in another thread. The guy was in prison, how could he send the money? Also, there was an interview a while back with the guy who said the snitch was a former assistant defensive coach. He said anyone that knew Ornstein, knew that email was a joke. He said Ornstein was so cheap, he wouldn't buy someone a cup of coffee, let alone drop 10 grand on a bounty.