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Players, NFL disagree on context of bounty emails



 NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An email mentioning a $5,000 pledge toward an implied bounty on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has become another point of contention between accused players and the way the NFL has portrayed evidence in its investigation of the New Orleans Saints.

   The email, obtained by The Associated Press, was written from prison by marketing agent Mike Ornstein, who once represented Reggie Bush.

   The last line of the email to the Saints states: "PS Gregg Williams put me down for $5000.00 on Rogers (sic)," which Ornstein says was written "in total jest."

   Peter Ginsberg, attorney for suspended linebacker Jonathan Vilma says the email is "another example of the speciousness of the quote-unquote evidence that Commissioner (Roger) Goodell claims to have."

   The NFL did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

   (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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