Saints interim coach Joe Vitt offers to take lie detector to prove innonence
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt was recently accused by the NFL of taking part in a bounty on Brett Favre that ultimately got him suspended for the first six games of this upcoming season. According to Profootballtalk.com, Vitt is willing to do anything, including taking a lie detector test, to prove his innonence.
“Today I had a great conversation with the Commissioner and stated I would sign a sworn affidavit to this fact, or make myself available to take a lie detector, to immediately rectify this matter,” Vitt said.
The NFL then admitted it never accused Vitt of offering money to a bounty pool.
“In the recent information released by the NFL to the NFLPA, and later to the media, there is an allegation made against me that is completely untrue and I cannot let it go unchallenged,” Vitt said in a statement. “I did not pledge any money for any type of incentive program pertaining to the 2010 NFC Championship game. Furthermore, I have never at any time pledged any money for any type of incentive program, or so-called ‘bounty’ program.”