New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning and said that he agrees with Scott Fujita’s assessment of commissioner Roger Goodell and called the entire bounty situation ” a sham.”
“This could go on for a while, because, certainly, our players are not satisfied with some of the things that Commissioner Goodell has claimed or said,” Brees said in an interview with NFL AM, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “It seems like so much of his suspensions have been based upon speculation and rhetoric and maybe the testimony of some pretty unreliable sources. So that’s the unfortunate thing. It seems like his decision changes quite a bit, or at least the reasoning behind what his decision is. So that’s the disappointing part of it for all of us. Now that we’re in the middle of the season, we just want to play football, we want to focus on winning games. It’s been a tough road, but we’re really just trying to compartmentalize this, block it out so we can focus on the season.”
Brees also addressed Terry Bradshaw’s comments regarding Brees breaking Johnny Unitas’ record this past Sunday night.
“There is no person that’s a bigger part of that record than Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, Joe Vitt, all the coaches that are on suspension right now,” Brees said. “I felt that it was very appropriate for them to be there because they are as big as part of that as anybody. It certainly made for a special night, a historic night. And I was really glad they were able to be a part of it.”
I have to applaud Brees for taking the high road, because lets face it, Bradshaw says some pretty ignorant things sometimes.