The NFL contacted the NFL Players Association on Friday, notifying it that the league is willing to share additional details regarding its investigation into the New Orleans Saints' "bounty" program, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The NFL has provided two confidential reports to the NFLPA, the source said.
The league's security staff would be made available as early as next week to discuss interviews they conducted and information that was gathered in the lengthy investigation that cited a bounty program that was in place from 2009 to 2011.
The NFL also told the NFLPA that it is willing to meet with the NFLPA at league headquarters in New York to discuss the investigation at any time, the source said.
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said in a question-and-answer session on the website Pro Players Insider on Friday that the NFL has not provided enough information for him to give recommendations for disciplining the 22 to 27 players cited by the NFL for their involvement in the program.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has sought input from the union, which was also re-iterated by the league when it contacted the NFLPA on Friday. Goodell has the power to sanction players without input from the NFLPA.
The NFLPA has yet to offer any recommendations, according to the source.
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