NEW YORK — Anthony Hargrove, a former New Orleans defensive end, said it’s not his voice saying “Give me the money” in a video used by the NFL as evidence in its investigation of the Saints’ bounty program.

A day after Hargrove and three of his former teammates made appeals of their suspensions at NFL headquarters, Hargrove returned to the sidewalk outside the league offices in New York on Tuesday for an informal news conference.

As curious passers-by huddled around, Hargrove read a 13-minute statement, making references to Bill Clinton and the Mona Lisa, and often sounding like a colorful defense lawyer giving a closing argument.

“I’ve never offered nor received money to intentionally hurt a player,” Hargrove said.

On Monday, the NFL showed reporters a clip from the 2010 NFC championship game in which Hargrove purportedly made the “money” comment about injuring then-Vikings quarterback Brett Favre. Hargrove insisted it was someone else uttering those words, though he said he didn’t know who.


PATRIOTS: New England released tight end Bo Scaife and offensive lineman Mike Ingersoll.

Both players were signed as free agents this month.


BRIDGESTONE IS switching from sponsoring halftime at the Super Bowl to a yearlong presence with the NFL under a new four-year agreement.


COLTS: Quarterback Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall draft pick, said even though he can’t attend training camp until he signs a deal, he’s not worried.

The Colts report July 28 to Anderson University, an NCAA Division III school about 30 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Practice begins July 29.

Indianapolis signed free-agent running back Mewelde Moore and released quarterback David Legree.


TITANS: Tennessee agreed to terms on a multiyear deal with safety Michael Griffin after tagging the five-year veteran as its franchise player in March.

General Manager Ruston Webster said Griffin is a talented and successful young player that the Titans want to keep in a core that can grow together. He said in a statement that Griffin showed a great deal of professionalism in dealing with the franchise tag.


DOLPHINS: Chad Ochocinco made a few nice sideline catches, then took a subdued approach in his first interview since signing last week.

“It’s been very good the past couple of days,” Ochocinco said. “Enjoying an opportunity to come here and play at home, play with a great organization. A lot of changes being made here. The coaching staff, I’m enjoying it.”


BUCCANEERS: Prosecutors in Texas dropped a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against cornerback Aqib Talib.

The decision was made a week before Talib, 26, was due to be tried for allegedly firing a gun at his sister’s boyfriend. The alleged incident occurred during a March 2011 dispute in Garland, Texas, a Dallas suburb.


RYAN LEAF, a former NFL quarterback, was sentenced to nine months of lockdown addiction treatment followed by time in a prerelease center after pleading guilty last month in Great Falls, Mont., to breaking into a house and illegally possessing painkillers.

District Judge Kenneth Neill of Great Falls sentenced Leaf to seven years with the Department of Corrections, with two years suspended. Neill recommended that Leaf’s sentence start with treatment at a program in Lewistown, Mont., followed by time in a prerelease center.


JETS: The team signed wide receiver Raymond Webber and waived linebacker Matthias Berning.

Quarterback Tim Tebow won the 2011 Good Guy Award given by the Professional Football Writers of America.