|11-02-2008, 09:46 AM||#1|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Denver, CO
Pats video department strikes again
Well, not as big a strike as last time around, but still interesting
Patriots' DVD saved DT Wilfork from suspension by NFL
Commissioner Roger Goodell was poised to suspend New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork due to his previous illegal hits over the past two seasons, but a DVD from the Patriots' video department saved him from at least a forced week off this season, league sources told ESPN.
Wilfork's wife Bianca, who joined Wilfork for the meeting, handed Goodell the DVD with a different camera angle that showed Wilfork may not have hit Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler in the head on a play in the Oct. 20 meeting between the Broncos and Patriots.
On the alternate DVD, Cutler could be seen picking himself up and patting Wilfork on the helmet after the play.
Wilfork started his meeting with Goodell admitting a hit to Buffalo Bills quarterback J.P. Losman last season was a cheap shot, but when the commissioner started to to review the alleged late hit on Cutler, Wilfork's wife handed the commissioner the new DVD.
Wilfork was fined $35,000 but not suspended.
Chris Mortensen is a senior NFL analyst for ESPN.
|11-02-2008, 10:00 AM||#2|
RIP Darrent Williams
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Glendale, AZ
Guy is a huge a turd and will do something again, Goodell should have punished harder this time to prevent something in the future happening.
|11-02-2008, 11:57 AM||#4|
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Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: The Perineum
"Wilfork's wife Bianca, who joined Wilfork for the meeting, handed Goodell the DVD with a different camera angle..."
Is "handed Goodell the DVD" a euphemism?