Anthony Hargrove upset his sworn statement to the NFL was leaked: Is he scared of being called a snitch?

Is Anthony Hargrove scared of being called a snitch?

Well, it sort of looks that way. In a statement released through his agent, Hargrove expressed his disappointment that his private, sworn statement to the NFL about the bounty scandal was leaked.

''Call me naive, but I did not expect them to publicize the fact that I had sent them 'the Declaration.' But since they did, and because they grossly mischaracterized my words, it obviously became a hot item and subsequently was leaked by someone."

Hargrove's declaration acknowledges that he was told by the New Orleans Saints' defensive coordinator and assistant head coach to "play dumb" when asked about a bounty program. However, his statement doesn't say that Hargrove actually knew about such a program or participated in one. This is the source of contention between the NFL and the NFLPA.

The NFLPA says Hargrove's statement doesn't say that he lied about a bounty program or that he or any other Saints players participated in one.

The NFL disagrees. They contend that Hargrove's statement is an admission that such a program not only existed, but that he also lied about it.

If Hargrove is telling the truth in that he didn't know about a program and never participated in one, why was there a conversation with the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach? In fact, he wouldn't have to "play dumb" because the TRUTH would be that he really didn't know anything!

While I understand his anger that his statement was leaked, I think he's feeling the heat from other players who maybe calling him a snitch. The NFL is a fraternity and players are expected to stick together--especially against the NFL.  With the dangerous nature of the game itself, Hargrove may be feeling a little unprotected. Besides, none of the NFL players knew the source of the NFL's investigation -- until the statement was leaked.

''The intent of 'the Declaration' was to let the NFL know exactly what happened in March of 2010,'' said Hargrove's latest statement, which he also sent to ESPN. ''I do not know who leaked it, but I would have preferred for it to remain private between the NFL and me.''

The irony is that this little technicality forces the NFLPA to support a player whose statement is the ammunition in this case in the first place.

What do you think?

Your JGF,

~Angela Davis

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2 thoughts on “Anthony Hargrove upset his sworn statement to the NFL was leaked: Is he scared of being called a snitch?”

  1. First off if the NFL is a fraternity and supposed to stick together, why didn’t remi ayodele man up come forward take the heat and admit that he was the one who said “give me my money” on the sidelines after the hit on Brett Favre in the NFC championship game, instead of letting his supposed “brother” anthony hargrove get blamed for it and subsequently got suspended for half a season, lost his severence pay, and his 401 k for a hit that he wasnt even in on, you can clearly see it was ayodele and mccray who made the hit. So explain to me why a player not even in on a hit would say give me my money it doesn’t make any sense. Anthony hargrove got betrayed by one of his own teamates in whats supposed to be a “fraternity” (your words) and still didnt say anything about it being Remi, so explain to me How the fuck he’s a snitch, and regardless even if he did snitch it wouldve been deservedly so, but he didnt so its moot anyway. A man lost his livliehood, beause of a teamate and you have the balls to say the nfl is supposed to be a fraternity, well thats bullshit my friend because at the end of the day they all out for themselves when shit hits the fan EXCEPT anthony hargrove who said something about the coaches who were the ones who even put him the position to get fucked by even implenting a bounty program. So if your gunna call someone a snitch it is most definitely not Hargrove. And next time you want to write an article know what your talking about and maybe write about Miss prima donna needs attention so he’ll do anything to get it Roger Goddell who is singly handedly ruining this league, and you know thats true when the ex commish is even saying he oversteps his boundaries.

  2. Ohh and by the way, I’m a Cowboys fan so you know there isnt a bias there if anything its the opposite since ayodele used to be a cowboy. Not saying anything bad about females because i love em but you have no right to write an article if you have absolutlley no idea what your talking about, thats called shit journalism broad.

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