Why is that significant?
Because, if you believe Goodell, the players aren’t justifying their statements that they are innocent. They have been given ample opportunity to present evidence to back up their claims. Apparently, they have not.
Instead, they attack the process. They make “due process” claims. They say that the commissioner isn’t allowed to make these unilateral decisions regarding discipline. Further than that, Jonathan Vilma sues the league. Twice! Did he really think that his suspension was going to change? He sued the league! Seriously? Makes you wonder if Vilma should be getting himself into the concussion lawsuit.
The league made their evidence available to the players. Check out this link here, not only was the evidence made available to the players, the players put the evidence up on their website! The league made their evidence available to the players, but the players didn’t contradict it.
The last excuse of guilty people is to blame the process. Anyone that is looking to get off on a technicality is typically guilty.
Earth to the Saints players. Enough!