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Ayodele silent on "give me my money" chatter

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08:06 AM ET 06.25 | A central figure in Bountygate not only isn't talking, but hasn't yet been accused of anything. Yet. Cut by the Vikings the same day the NFL announced the punishments of the various non-players in the bounty scandal and re-signed by the Saints five days after the league announced the player suspensions, defensive tackle Remi Ayodele widely is believed in league circles as being the person who says "give me my money" on the notorious sideline video from the 2009 NFC title game. ... Regardless of who said it, Ayodele's silence is becoming more and more conspicuous. His agent, Jordan Woy, has not responded to an email asking whether Ayodele is willing to talk about the situation.

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June 25, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Brett should have texted that picture to Jen Sterger. It's the best one ever.

June 25, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Stay silent.

June 25, 2012  08:22 AM ET

He's got a Good Agent, he keeps his mouth shut!!!

June 25, 2012  08:30 AM ET

Kind of refreshing for a player to ****. How often does that happen anymore?

June 25, 2012  08:31 AM ET

*S/T/F/U*

June 25, 2012  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Kind of refreshing for a player to ****. How often does that happen anymore?

Usually only when they're under close scrutiny. Don't blame him though. If they don't have anything on him now, why would he make more waves.

June 25, 2012  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Usually only when they're under close scrutiny. Don't blame him though. If they don't have anything on him now, why would he make more waves.

given how undisciplined many athletes are when it comes to tweeting it's usually more a surprise to not even hear a chirp.

June 25, 2012  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He's got a Good Agent, he keeps his mouth shut!!!

My guess is that his agent isn't in the picture, but his lawyer is the one saying Ess Tee Eff You.

June 25, 2012  08:58 AM ET

Shame the Saints couldn't have sent him out of the game on a John Deer cart.

June 25, 2012  08:59 AM ET

The more you read about Bountygate, the more confusing it gets, I surely do not trust Goodell

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June 25, 2012  10:59 AM ET

Interesting picture. I think that's Brett right after he threw the season ending pick. At least that's the same look he always had when he did it in Green Bay.

June 25, 2012  01:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Interesting picture. I think that's Brett right after he threw the season ending pick. At least that's the same look he always had when he did it in Green Bay.

Southwest Airlines could have done a "Wanna get away?" ad with just that picture.

June 25, 2012  04:07 PM ET

Ayoldele is silent now because somebody is making sure he has plenty of chicken,ribs, and water melon to eat. As soon as he is through with football then he will be ready to tell it all for a money deal and a sack of McDonald's.

June 25, 2012  05:37 PM ET

What I don't get is if he did say it he could come out because its kind of late to be punishing any more people. If he didn't say it but knows who did, he is going to keep his mouth shut for sure. My guess is the later.

June 25, 2012  05:45 PM ET

give me my money-Show me the money at least

June 25, 2012  06:47 PM ET

If a player is silent about money then he was told by his agent the money is on its way

June 25, 2012  07:32 PM ET

GPOFM

June 25, 2012  07:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

What I don't get is if he did say it he could come out because its kind of late to be punishing any more people. If he didn't say it but knows who did, he is going to keep his mouth shut for sure. My guess is the later.

It's not too late for Goodell to punish him. and it certainly isn't too late for the IRS to punish him for undeclared income / tax evasion. That's how Pete Rose ended up in the slam; tax evasion for undeclared income from autographs @ card shows etc. If his lawyer / agent are at all competent, they've told him to shut up!

For that matter, it's also another reason that Goodell is making such an issue out of the bounty scandal. He's scared s**tless the Feds will either sic OSHA on the NFL to investigate "workplace related injuries" or the IRS to investigate "undeclared income". I hope that no one is naive enough to think that this is really about concern for the well-being of the teams' financial assets (er, I mean "players")?

 
June 25, 2012  07:43 PM ET

Ayodele can't put his foot in his mouth if he keeps his mouth closed.

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