One of the men charged with investigating the Saints bounty scandal has tendered his resignation to accept a senior security position at a large company.
The move, first reported by ProFootballTalk.com, comes as the Saints and those individuals involved continue to wait for the NFL to levy penalties on the players.
Joe Hummel, a former FBI agent, will depart the NFL offices in June, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.
Hummel reports to NFL chief security officer Jeff Miller and will continue to be involved in the investigation, Aiello said. The company he is moving to has held the position open until the Saints bounty probe and penalties are finished.
The explosive investigation so far has cost New Orleans its head coach for the year, its general manager for eight games and its assistant head coach for six games, not to mention two second-round draft picks (in 2012 and 2013) and $500,000 in cash money.