Former Saints tackle Kyle Turley, who left the team long before quarterback Drew Brees arrived, made an interesting point on Monday regarding Brees’ potential connection to the now-dismantled Bayou Bounty Bureau.
What did Drew know, and when did he know it?
“I would like to know personally what he knew about this bounty system because he’s not only in charge of the safety of his players in that locker room in New Orleans, he’s supposed to be in those meetings responsible for all players across the league as it pertains to those types of issues,” Turley told Craig Shemon of Yahoo! Sports Radio. “That’s what I would like to know. Where has the union been in all of this and that’s what really needs to be found out.”
So far, the union has kept its head low, vowing only to study the league’s report on the recently-revealed three-year system of bounties. Brees should be studying it close, since he is a member of the NFLPA Executive Committee.
Also serving on that body is former Saints (and current Browns) linebacker Scott Fujita, a member of the 2009 Saints defense that, as the league has determined, used a bounty system.
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