NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell came clean today that allegations the New Orleans paid a bounty to defensive players who injured opponents from 2009 to 2011 should have been tipped off last season when both “Star Wars” bounty hunter Boba Fett and reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter joined the team on the sidelines for several games.

At the time, Saints coach Sean Payton said the famed hired guns were with the team “strictly for entertainment purposes,” but it now seems there was much more involved.

“We believe Mr. Fett and Mr. … umm … Dog were with the team to provide tips on the best way to properly injure as many opponents as possible,” said Goodell. “But their presence didn’t help much as most of the Saints defense did little more than whiff on tackles and knock out an already frail 52-year-old Kurt Warner.”

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