Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue will rule Tuesday afternoon on the latest round of player appeals in the NFL's bounty probe, and any potential punishment will be delayed by a week, sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.
Anthony Hargrove, one of four players to have his suspension temporarily lifted last week despite being part of what the league says was a bounty program conducted by members of the Saints, continued to proclaim his innocence.
The NFL concluded its investigation into the Brett Favre case and said that commissioner Roger Goodell "could not conclude that Favre violated league policies" but fined the quarterback $50,000 "for his failure to cooperate with the investigation."
A spokesman for the former Jets game hostess who allegedly received inappropriate phone messages and photos from Brett Favre says they are concerned that the quarterback will be retired before the NFL concludes its investigation.
Brett Favre says he has no new meetings scheduled with the NFL and is unaware of when the league will conclude its investigation into allegations that he sent inappropriate messages and photos to a female New York Jets employee two years ago.