OT Did Sean Payton blow the whistle to the NFL on the NO bounty scandle
I've been trying to figure out why the NFL is seemingly going to extraordinary lengths to protect its sources in the Jonathan Vilma/NO bountygate scandel. If Sean Payton did blow the whistle - and it was made public, his NFL coaching career would be over. No matter where he went there would always be players who wouldn't trust him. If he did - and he took the biggest punishment hit (the year long immediate suspension) - accepted almost willingly and without complaint - he could skate out from under this scandel after a year - and resume his career as an elite NFL coach.