For many loyal members of the Who Dat Nation, the choice of whom and what to believe in this great bounty debate is an easy one: Defend the New Orleans Saints, no matter what.
But for many others, it's impossible to believe the NFL would hand out the most severe penalties in league history with no proof on which to base them. Or, worse yet, that the NFL would fabricate its evidence, lie about what people have said and pay former U.S. attorney Mary Jo White to lie on behalf of the league.
One NOLA.com commenter summed up the dilemma best this week after reading White's statements about the league's "overwhelming" and "undisputed" evidence:
"I believe the NFL, and I believe the players," the comment read. "But they can't both be right. So what gives?"
Well, in many ways, it is possible to believe both sides.