CHICAGO, Illinois -- One former NFL executive is blowing the whistle on the league. He's claiming long before the days of Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice being called out for unsportsmanlike conduct off the field, AKA domestic violence, other players were just as guilty.
Jerry Angelo alleges the NFL covered up hundreds of domestic violence incidents during his 30 years with the league.
Most recently, Angelo was the general manager for the Chicago Bears from 2001 to 2011, and has been out of the game since then.
Angelo says he regrets sitting on the sidelines and not taking a stand against players who were involved in domestic violence cases.
Just as you'd expect, the Chicago Bears deny having any knowledge of Angelo's claims, saying, "We were surprised by Jerry's comments and do not know what he is referring to."
Angelo's statements have gotten a lot of attention, but he says his words have been taken out of context.
Wait, so was the league playing cover up or not?
During an interview with USA Today, when asked about the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell, Angelo said, he's seen a lot of things get better, and domestic violence is one of those things.
No matter what was said or how it was taken, after watching the league's handlings the last few months, it's doubtful anyone was too surprised by Angelo's accusations.