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Saints Can't Afford to Be Wrong in Denial

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Roger Goodell does have an entire league to run, you know. Is there any chance he can take a few minutes every once in a while to attend to the business of the other 31 NFL teams … besides the Saints?

Maybe not.

The commissioner now has to check into this latest report of rule-breaking by the Bounty Boys. Goodell hasn’t even given a final ruling on the bounty scandal; he’s still pondering his options on player punishments.

But with Monday’s ESPN report of eavesdropping on the opposing coaches’ box by that Saints’ general manager—who is already being disciplined over the bounties—Goodell’s offseason just got busier. And even more concentrated on one increasingly tainted franchise.

If it actually is tainted by this, that is. With no...

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