Tagliabue To Issue Bounty Ruling; Players Reject Settlements
Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue sometime early this week is expected to issue a ruling on the appeals of the Saints bounty scandal suspensions. CBS' Jason La Canfora noted, "We still have a federal court in Louisiana that could make a ruling, depending on what Tagliabue says as well."
This comes after the NFL on Friday told the NFLPA it would offer settlements to the players, but the offers on Saturday were "quickly rejected by all parties." La Canfora: "It wasn’t close to enough to get these players to walk away from this case. In some cases, it would include reduced suspensions but them still having to pay fines on future game checks" (“The NFL Today,” CBS, 12/9).