I'm afraid we've only been exposed to the tip of the iceberg and, as often happens in situations like this, there are more dark secrets yet to be revealed. I've just got a bad feeling that this could be bigger than we think.
Yesterday, the plaintiff in a civil suit against the Saints alleging prescription drug theft and a subsequent cover up, Geoff Santini, hinted at something that affirms my exact fears...
"I thought I had it straightened out, but things turned around in a different way. It moved to protecting Sean Payton. Now I can't go into all of that. There's more than just this (lawsuit). What I thought I was dealing with initially was a theft and a cover-up. As it turned out, there was much more. I can't go into that."
What...the hell...does that mean? Something stinks here. Something really stinks. As I've said all along, it's never been the outcome of this civil suit that's got me worried...
What would be a concern is a possible criminal investigation brought about by the accusations in the civil suit.
Santini's credibility can certainly be questioned and many fans have seemed to wave off these allegations as bogus but I still think a cautiously optimistic attitude is warranted here.
Is the dial on anyone else's Concern-o-meter going up?