UConn Responds To Claim Program Aide Mike Cerullo Was A Whistleblower In NFL Saints Case

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UConn is responding this morning to a CBSSports.com report in which a Filmamker/author Alan Donnes told America’s News Radio Network Tuesday that Mike Cerullo, a former New Orleans Saints quality control coach – and current program aide for the UConn football program – was a whistleblower to the NFL about the Saints bounty program or “Bountygate” as it’s being called nowadays, where Saints players earned bonuses for knocking opposing players out of the game.

Saints Coach Sean Payton has been suspended for the season and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been suspended from the league indefinitely with calls now for a lifetime ban.

Cerullo, who isn’t on the field for spring practice, has been unavailable for comment but the athletic department released a statement regarding the claims against him a short while ago.

“Neither Mike Cerullo nor the University will comment on this subject. This matter is only based on speculation by the media, which does not warrant comment,” Mike Enright, UConn’s athletic communications department head and football Sports Information Director said in an email this morning.

Cerullo played college football at Central Connecticut.

On Monday Payton’s appeal in the case was upheld by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.





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4 thoughts on “UConn Responds To Claim Program Aide Mike Cerullo Was A Whistleblower In NFL Saints Case

  1. Marcus

    Like “unwritten rules” in baseball, there is a locker room code. It’s mythical, but it exists. The guy had every right to blow the whistle. If he did it to grind an ax, bad move. For the safety of players? Great. I would have stuck to the locker room code. But thankfully, I merely weigh in on a message board, much easier spot ;)

  2. Ryan C

    who really cares?….this is a non story, its done, everyone knows the bounty idea is wrong, the Saints did it for a while and continued even after Goodell told them to knock it off and they got caught…..appeal was upheld, conversation over….lets move on

  3. Ken Krayeske

    If it was, then good for him, and Cerullo should be taking credit for exposing the purposeful brutality and unnecessary violence. We need more whistleblowers to shine the light into the dark places hidden from public view.

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