According to a report from Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com, Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove has nearly an entire team’s backing of his claims that it’s not his voice in a video the NFL used against him as part of their evidence in Hargrove’s appeal of his suspension for allegedly taking part in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program. “CBSSports.com has spoken with a number of people close to the situation who say almost everyone on the Saints team knows the identity of the voice on the tape and they say it’s not Hargrove,” writes Freeman. No one would identify the player that did say “Give me my money,” but according to the report, several members of the Saints are trying to get that player to come forward.
In related “Bountygate” news, Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com reports that the NFL’s players union is planning a legal challenge to the NFL’s ruling and Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com explains why no ruling came from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday.
The amount of proceeds raised from Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings‘ charity golf outing earlier this month were reported by Packer Report. “Pro Bowl Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings and his wife, Nicole, announced on Monday that the fifth-annual Greg Jennings Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament netted in excess of $200,000 for this foundation,” the article states. “The event was held June 8 at his hometown Kalamazoo (Mich.) Country Club.” One additional piece of interesting information was that Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh attended Jennings’ charity fundraiser. I wonder if that means Suh is attempting to mend bridges after last year’s “stomp” and if players on the Packers are accepting.
On the occasion of the NFL’s Rookie Symposium, former Packers safety Matt Bowen shares his experience at the Symposium years ago in a column for the Chicago Tribune. Entertainingly, he explains how the NFL had players put a condom on a banana. “The league was treating us like high school kids and we weren’t falling for it,” writes Bowen. “It was just one of the many exercises we took part in at the NFL’s rookie symposium in California, a four-day workshop designed to prep drafted players for life in the pros.” Bowen also shares insight from former Packers defensive lineman Aaron Kampman and explains that former Packers linebacker Hardy Nickerson is a speaker at this year’s event.
Adding to the canon of articles on the shoulder injury of cornerback Tramon Williams is Paul Imig of Fox Sports Wisconsin who shares some quotes from Williams talking about his recovery. ”I’ve done some testing in the offseason, I’ve done an EMG test, which tests the nerves,” Williams is quoted as saying. “The left side, everything was fine, 100 percent. And they got to the right side, and some of the nerve was firing right. Then they got to the spot where I got hit at, and it showed a significant difference that the nerve wasn’t firing like the rest of my nerves were.”
Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre paid a visit to a patient battling brain cancer in Dubuque, Ia.
The issue of tackling by the Packers is pondered by Thomas Hobbes at AllGreenBayPackers.com.
Video: Aaron Rodgers appears in the final of his five commercials for the Milwaukee Brewers…
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