Kennedy says NFL lying about his bounty knowledge

Kennedy says NFL lying about his bounty knowledge
October 19, 2012, 12:42 pm
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The former Vikings player identified by the NFL as a ``whistleblower'' in the Saints bounty case says the league is lying about his statements.

Jimmy Kennedy released a statement Friday saying that the NFL called him to ask about a bounty program, and he told them that he did not know anything about it. Kennedy, a former defensive lineman for Minnesota, says his reputation and character have been ``irreparably damaged by the shoddy, careless, shameful so-called investigation,'' by the NFL.

Commissioner ``Roger Goodell identifies me as the `whistleblower' who approached former Viking coach Brad Childress about an alleged bounty on Brett Favre in the NFC Championship game,'' Kennedy's statement says. ``That is a lie.''

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in response that, ``Jimmy Kennedy and Brad Childress were interviewed separately by our office as part of the investigation. We are confident of the accuracy of the information that has been disclosed.''