Goodell: Bounty players should be punished

Updated: December 12, 2012, 9:26 PM ET
Associated Press

IRVING, Texas -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he "fundamentally disagrees" with former league boss Paul Tagliabue's decision not to discipline players in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal.

Speaking Wednesday after an owners meeting in the Dallas area, Goodell said he respected his predecessor's decision, and believed it backed up the commissioner's conclusion that the Saints ran a bounty program for three years and covered it up.

But Goodell took issue with Tagliabue vacating ...

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