NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A person familiar with the NFL's bounty investigation of the Saints says the league's evidence includes a ledger detailing payments for plays such as "cart-offs" and "whacks."
The person confirmed the existence of the ledger to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday night because the NFL has not publicly discussed it. Yahoo first reported that the NFL has the ledger, which describes $1,000 payments for "cart-offs," or hits which left opponents needing help to the sideline. It noted $400 payments for "whacks" and $100 deductions for mental errors.
NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah says the union has not seen the ledger or any other evidence of player involvement in a bounty program. Atallah says if the ledger exists, it means suspended players were not afforded due process.
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