Wednesday, May 2, 2012
New Denver cornerback avoids suspension
By Bill Williamson
Not that they were worried about it, but the Denver Broncos can breathe easy -- Tracy Porter will not pay any price for the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal.
The NFL suspended four players for their participation in the Saints’ bounty program. Porter was not one of the four players, and the league has indicated no other players will be suspended. Porter, a starting right cornerback who has played his four-year career with the Saints, signed with Denver in March.
His name never publicly came up in any of the bounty talk. However, as a starting defender on the team, there was always a chance the NFL could investigate him. The Broncos were confident Porter didn’t have any involvement in the scandal.
When he signed with Denver, Porter said: “It’s something that the league felt they had evidence on. The thing that I will say about it is that the whole label of bounties is absurd. There was definitely no bounty on any player out there in the game. We were just playing football.”