New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt has contacted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and offered to take a lie detector test to prove his innocence in the team's bountygate scandal.
Vitt released a statement today saying, "In recent information released by the National Football League 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. I did not pledge any money for any type of incentive program whatsoever 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. Today I had a conversation with Commissioner Goodell and I stated to him that I would sign a sworn affidavit to this effect or I would make myself available to take a lie detector test to rectify this matter."
"It cannot be overemphasized enough that none of our players, particularly those facing suspension, ever crossed the white line with the intent to injure an opponent," Vitt said in the statement. "I am proud of our players and stand behind them 100 percent and will do whatever I can to help them restore their good names."
Vitt has pledged to be an agent of change in helping find new ways and practices to help make the game a safer game and more constructive conversations with the league on this matter.
Vitt has been suspended for six games, beginning week one of the NFL season.
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