December 12, 2012

Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has rescinded punishments against players in the New Orleans Saints bounty case. In issuing his decision, Tagliabue threw us a bit of a verbal riddle. Here’s how we think it played out:

The Advice:

 

“Just issue an official sounding and completely nonsensical statement and stun your audience into confused silence…” – Communications Advisor

 

The Results:

 

“Unlike Saints’ broad organizational misconduct, player appeals involve sharply focused issues of alleged individual player misconduct in several different aspects… My affirmation of Commissioner Goodell’s findings could certainly justify the issuance of fines. However, this entire case has been contaminated by the coaches and others in the Saints’ organization” – Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue

 

If you can break through the verbiage and tell us what they meant, there’s a large cash prize in it for you*

 

*Not really

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