Fleur-de-Links: May 9, 2012

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TWEETS:

THE TRUTH WILL COME OUT!! NFLPA president: "Punishment demands evidence" via

Vilma’s lawyer calls NFL process "a kangaroo court" via

Has The NFL Piled It High And Deep???:

Lol good food man RT : you can take TP out of New Orleans but ya can't take the New Orleans out of TP

This is how dumb rumors start RT : Not really sure is psyched 2 be a think his heart is still in NOLA

Four HR's in a game! Congrats Josh Hamilton...pretty unbelievable if you did that in T Ball much less the Majors

The "Who Dat"!!

Funny how many people mispronounce my name "Jed-id-iah" ok so it's not easy can I get a RT from people w this problem?

Perfect to finish my lunch!!!

We have 45 players on Twitter. Here is a list:

Congrats! RT : because of your positive posts in the morning I've started working out and I've lost 14lbs so far!! Thx

This is the first time all offseason that I've agreed with a sports center report

Why do people see a bathroom "Wash your hands" sign and think to themselves "Don't tell me what to do" ?

is on the scene RT Crew is putting up the Saints tent right now! Who's going?

": - Have you seen this from ?? - Against the Grain "luv it

Kickass band name alert RT RT : transvaginal ultrasounds.

Jed: "Man I am feeling sore today" : "I dont see it as soreness I see it as progress" Changed my morning!!

Its time to get better!!!!!

Hampton defensive tackle Ian Davidson invited to the New Orleans Saints minicamp on a tryout basis, according to a league source.

Cris Carter & bounties on defenders...no secret O-linemen try to keep piles clean from extra hits on RB/WRs. NFL has tried to crack down.

NBC Sports - ProFootballTalk: Vilma’s lawyer calls NFL process "a kangaroo court"

Looking forward to our 3 charity events this weekend in Nola. Proud to partner with jklivin raising funds for children's causes in Nola

Excited to help support Team USA with "Champions" by & . Free download at Duracell's FB page

If ur not getting better ur falling behind, stay on the grind!!

Today we will train like gladiators... American gladiators!!

": lol u up eaaaarly tha sun ain't even up"u kno I'm always grindin

Tribute page on Sean Taylor. Me and some of the players here at FIU were wanting you to S/O Thanks!

LINKS:

NFLPA president: "Punishment demands evidence" | ProFootballTalk
"Instead of transparent and fair due process for the four suspended players, the NFL chose news media leaks, character assassinations, PR campaigns and legal manipulation to mislead the public," Foxworth writes.

New York Giants, Jets have flirted with behavior that comes close to imperiling player safety - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
Giants players say they targeted opponent with history of concussions; Jets coach put 'dots' on players he wanted out of games

Opinion: Vitt can still lead in spite of role in Hargrove's declaration | wwltv.com New Orleans
Joe Vitt can be gruff. He can be sarcastic and he can be defensive. He can also still be the man those inside the Saints’ facility trust and turn to for the next nine months.

NFL Players Association: 'Punishment demands evidence' – USATODAY.com
Our obligation is to protect every NFL player in the game and in the business of football.

Cris Carter admits to using bounties during his career | ProFootballTalk
"I’m guilty of it," Carter said. "It’s the first time I’ve ever admitted it. But I put a bounty on guys before. I put bounties on guys. And the guys tried to take me out, a guy tried to take a cheap shot on me, I put a bounty on him, right now."

Vilma’s lawyer calls NFL process "a kangaroo court" | ProFootballTalk
The fact that the league has continued to refuse to produce raw evidence of guilt despite mounting questions as to its validity and/or existence will serve only to increase suspicion that the evidence isn’t what the league thinks it is — or that the evidence simply isn’t there.

Lawyer for New Orleans Saints' Jonathan Vilma says he still doesn't have evidence - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
"What the commissioner has said publicly, the accusations and allegations against Jonathan are not true," Ginsberg said. "They are simply not accurate.

Fitzgerald: Feel bad for suspended Saints, but Goodell had to act | ProFootballTalk
Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald can sympathize with NFL players who are suspended. But that doesn't mean he thinks the NFL is wrong to do it. Fitzgerald said on the Rich Eisen Podcast that he feels badly for the Saints players who were suspended as a result of the league's investigation into ...

Saints Nation: Are the Tables Turning on Roger Goodell? | May

Rick Reilly: Goodell's power trip - ESPN
And here was the most hilarious part. The NFL hired a former U.S. attorney named Mary Jo White to "review" the evidence, and you'll never believe what she concluded. She said the NFL was right. "[The players] always had the option to say no," she wrote. "They didn't say no." And who knows the intense peer and coach pressure of an NFL locker room better than Mary Jo White?

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe + Robin Barnes Will Perform at Wednesday at the Square

Louisiana State Police have made no decision re: New Orleans Saints wiring case - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
The FBI and state police launched an investigation

Bill Romanowski calls Cris Carter’s claim "absolute fiction" | ProFootballTalk
"It is absolute fiction," Romanowski said. "If he could read my mind in pre-game, yeah, maybe he had it right. But I didn’t talk before games. I was in the zone. I was focused. I was thinking everything I had to do to help our defense, to help our team win a football game. That’s all that mattered."

The release of the 'Pay Drew Brees' song - New Orleans Saints Football NFL News - NOLA.com
'The Hot New Single'

Emmitt Smith: Why wouldn’t I worry that the hits will take a toll? | ProFootballTalk
Smith hesitates to link Junior Seau’s suicide to trauma suffered on the football field, however, and he believes we need to consider both the physical toll that playing football can have on the body and the psychological toll that retirement can have on men who have devoted their lives to football and suddenly don’t have that reason to get up every morning.

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