NFLPA says NFL's handling of New Orleans Saints bounty scandal creates more trust issues (1 Viewer)

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NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith knew what city he was in when he opened up the players union's Super Bowl 2013 press conference Thursday afternoon.

The main theme was player safety, as the players gave $100 million to Harvard for a program dedicated to help increase player safety. Yet it took only about 20 seconds for Smith to reference the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal as Smith called the NFL's pursuit against the four previously suspended players "personal."

"You know that both the fans and the players were near and dear to the NFL Players Association's heart during this past year," Smith said. "It's very nice to be in New Orleans and not have to spend time in courthouse or think about the new lawsuit that we're about to file.

By Larry Holder / Times-Picayune

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