Goodell is doing the right thing: Manning

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Giants defeated...

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Giants defeated the New England Patriots at Super Bowl XLVI.(Mike Segar/REUTERS)

Bill Harris, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:12 PM ET

There's no mutiny in Eli Manning when it comes to the NFL's bounty crackdown.

The New York Giants quarterback and two-time Super Bowl champion will host Saturday Night Live this weekend.

He was on a conference call with media discussing that appearance on Wednesday when he was told about the player suspensions that just had been handed to four New Orleans Saints players by commissioner Roger Goodell because of Bounty-gate.

"This is news to me, this is the first I'm hearing of this," Manning said. "I think what Roger Goodell has done, he has been harsh on this whole bounty thing on the Saints, and obviously the coaches and the players.

"I think (Goodell) is doing the right thing to make sure that this doesn't happen again," he added. "There is no room for any type of bounty system in the NFL. It's a physical sport and you have to respect the game."

The NFL suspended four players Wednesday for their roles in the Saints' bounty system, including linebacker Jonathan Vilma for the entire 2012 season.

 


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