In the midst of the Gregg Williams “Bounty-Gate” scandal, the NFL Network has decided not to re-air the 2009 NFC Championship Game between the Minnesota Vikings at the New Orleans Saints. The NFL Network has been re-airing “classic” games over the past few days and the re-airing of the 2009 NFC Championship game was supposed to take place on Monday at 3pm EST. The NFL Network decided to re-air the 1992 NFC Championship Game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers instead.
USA Today inquired to a spokesman for the NFL Network as to why the game was not aired and the paper received the following response-
“Since last Friday, NFL Network has extensively aired video clips of plays related to the Saints bounty investigation on NFL Total Access and during other news reports that are available on NFL.com. At this time, we decided not to air the complete three-hour game and will reschedule the program for a future date.”
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