Hargrove’s agent, Phil Williams, confirmed the settlement offer in an interview with CBS on Sunday, but did not go into detail. In a phone interview with the AP on Monday, the agent said Hargrove already ‘‘had been punished as bad as the NFL can possibly punish a player.’’
‘‘Not only did he lose a year, but the NFL dragged his name through the mud and lied about him,’’ he said.
Several teams inquired about Hargrove after Green Bay cut him, Phil Williams said, but they all expressed reservations about signing the veteran defensive lineman before the bounty matter had been resolved.
‘‘I got calls from the beginning of the season until the middle of the season,’’ the agent said, ‘‘and then they stopped.’’