PALM BEACH, Fla. -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is supposed to address the media any moment, so we’ll keep this short. I’ll be back with whatever Goodell has to say about the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program as soon as he finishes.
In the meantime, a couple of quick notes:
Saints spokesman Greg Bensel, who has been saying all day that coach Sean Payton is on his way to the NFL owners meeting, just provided an updated schedule. He said Payton will arrive Monday evening and is expected to take part in a meeting of all coaches Tuesday. It remains unclear if Bensel will address the media.
I just finished an interview with Atlanta coach Mike Smith and he had no earth-shattering news. But he talked a lot about what his team has done this offseason and what is planned for next season. I’ll share that with you over the coming days.
Tampa Bay’s hopes of knowing if Aqib Talib will face prison time or a possible league suspension before the April draft have been put on hold. Talib’s trial on an assault charge in Texas reportedly has been postponed a second time. The trial now is scheduled for June 25.