Former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove signed a declaration stating that both former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and linebackers coach Joe Vitt told him to deny any existence of a bounty program.
Hargrove is upset that the declaration that he signed was somehow leaked and he believes the NFL has “grossly mischaracterized” his words.
“I’m disappointed that ‘the Declaration’ was leaked,” Hargrove said Wednesday of the document first published Monday by Yahoo! Sports. “The intent of ‘the Declaration’ was to let the NFL know exactly what happened in March of 2010. Call me naive, but I did not expect them to publicize the fact that I had sent them ‘the Declaration.’ But since they did, and because they grossly mischaracterized my words, it obviously became a hot item and subsequently was leaked by someone.
“I do not know who leaked it, but I would have preferred for it to remain private between the NFL and me.”Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone