The NFL announced today that Lexington National Bail Bonds has agreed to become the official supplier of bail bonds to NFL players.
"Lexington National Bail Bonds is a recognized leader in providing bail to criminal- … alleged criminals, that is," said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at a midtown Manhattan press conference. "We think they will be a great fit for our players."
Lexington National CEO Jeff Mogrotti said he is honored to work with the NFL.
"We already have worked with a lot of NFL players," said Mogrotti, "simply due to the sheer amount of crime that they do. But to become the exclusive bail bondsmen of the NFL is very exciting. It will also be great for business, as we are now assured of a near constant stream of customers."
In addition to giving the NFL bail bondsmen that will be on call for its players 24 hours a day, the NFL negotiated a bulk rate with Lexington that will save its players money.
"As commissioner, I will stop at nothing to cater to our players' needs," said Goodell. "And I want every player to know that. Please don't rob or murder me. I'm on your side, okay? Please."
The NFL is also said to be close to finalizing an exclusive deal with a law firm that represents defendants in high-profile murder cases.