Drew Brees tells David Letterman that fans are sick of hearing about the bounty scandal

  • Tad Johnson

It’s no secret that Drew Brees is a very frustrated individual. Between the contract nightmare he’s going through with the Saints and watching bountygate unravel and destroy the reputation of a team that he had helped rebuild, I can’t say I blame him. After a whole lot of silence, though, Brees finally vented a bit on the David Letterman show last night. He went onto the show to discuss PACE, a program for concussion testing, but ended up discussing bountygate more than anything else.

Drew Brees shared his opinions on the scandal with late show host David Letterman on Thursday

Brees was finally able to let off a little steam, saying that he felt that it was more of a “media” campaign than an attempt to bring truth to the matter.

During the interview, which can be found here, Brees says that he feels like the American public (himself included) is tired of hearing about the bountygate scandal.

“We don’t want to talk about it anymore. Put forth the facts, the truth, and if indeed there was a pay-to-injure scheme, then people will get punished, and if there’s not, then let’s exonerate these men because, at this point, it seems like it’s a smear campaign. We’re dragging them through the mud, we’re ruining their reputations and careers with no true evidence.”

He isn’t the only person who believes that the scandal is turning into a smear campaign either, as former Saints (now Browns) Linebacker Scott Fujita said something very similar when asked about the scandal by the associated press.

I think the longer this scandal gets drawn out, the more there is going to be a call for the evidence to be released by the NFL.  The question has to be asked though…


If the NFL has proof of the pay-for-injury pool, why haven’t they released it yet?
It seems like the NFL is either hiding something or doesn’t have enough proof to confirm the bounty scandal as legitimate. With more players coming forward in protest, it might be time for the league to put their cards on the table.

I personally agree with Drew Brees. I’m tired of hearing about the bounty scandal day after day with no factual evidence released to back up the league’s claims. So far Brees, Scott Fujita, and Johnathon Vilma have all come out and said to the media that they want to see clear evidence of wrong-doing. The longer this goes on, the bigger the outcry for this will be.

In a bit of a humorous note, David Letterman also offered to get Drew Brees a roster spot on his hometown New York Jets.

“If you’re fed up, I can get you a deal with the (New York) Jets,” Letterman said.

“They have enough quarterbacks,” Brees answered with a smile.


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3 Responses to Drew Brees tells David Letterman that fans are sick of hearing about the bounty scandal

  • Evidence & facts: Fact is there is tons of incriminating evidence, that can actually put some of them behind bars (1), secondly; their defensive head coach (former) didn’t even appeal a life, get it people (LIFE!) suspension… ok their innocent Brees, until what? We hurry up & finish up with the matter(s), & bring forth all the evidence. Again; incriminating enough to of had brought/bring up criminal charges. I will stick to that statement, their all lucky they are not bring indicted & brought forth in front of a Grand Jury, man I am telling you.
    Everyone knew that you can, & will find this sort of behavior, in all walks of football life.
    But; I mean, we just got started, & things have to change. What did anyone expect Brees to say, he has no other choice but to talk like that. I’m sure that they put him up to it.

    • get. a. life. people always want to talk about something “shocking” in the off-season. are you out of your mind that you think actual criminal charges can be brought against these players? are you insane?! tell you what, why don’t we just cut to the chase that you and guys like you are getting at – we’ll just lose the pads, put flags on them, and call it what it is – p*ssyball. i’m a NO native and lifelong saints far – THE BOUNTY PROGRAM WAS REAL AND IT WAS WRONG. everybody knows it, even drew. he /has/ to say that, because he’s speaking for the organization who pays him (hopefully.) but football is a violent, contact sport – that’s why 5’5″ 140 pounders don’t play the game. and, honestly, as long as the hit is legal in the eyes of the rules, i don’t give a damn what the intent behind it was. if someone paid a DE to take out drew brees and they pulled it off, i wouldn’t be calling for the guy to be put in jail. i’d be screaming at the saints to get some guards that know how to play the game. stop being ridiculous. just stop it. locate your testacles, be a man, and realize that you’re one of the nancies that are going to ruin this sport.

  • Drew is getting way too needy.

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