Former Saints first team All-Pro offensive lineman Kyle Turley introduced a new perspective to the analysis of the Saints bounty program. During a radio interview Monday, Turley charged the players union with the responsibility of investigating and stopping the bounty programs that provides financial incentives for players to injure other players. He specifically targeted Drew Brees, who is not only the union representative for the Saints, but also an NLFPA executive.
“What people really need to do is they need to be meeting with the union and anybody from with the Saints. They should be meeting with Drew Brees, because Drew Brees is not only a union representative member for the New Orleans Saints, he’s an executive board member,” Turley told Craig Shemon on Yahoo! Sports Radio. “And I would like to know personally what he knew about this bounty system because he’s not only in charge of the safety of his players in that locker room in New Orleans, he’s supposed to be in those meetings responsible for all players across the league as it pertains to those types of issues. Where has the union been in this? That’s what really needs to be found out.”
Turley said he understands why players would not have a problem taking a few thousand dollars to hurt a fellow player.