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Notebook: NFL in sticky state with bountygate

Roger Goodell (Matthew Emmons/USP)

The NFL will have some big decisions to make when bringing down discipline on the Saints because of an interesting connection. Plus, why aren't tackles more in demand in free agency, which quarterback is looking for a comeback, and why might the Bucs' big free-agent moves come with a risk.

In deciding whether to impose some sort of sanctions against longtime marketing maven Mike Ornstein, who was implicated in the New Orleans "bountygate" scandal according to the NFL security report, the league faces a tricky situation. Ornstein is a sometimes slippery but usually lovable (in his own way) rogue, who has operated on the NFL's fringes, and became a trusted confidant to Saints... Recommended Stories