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The $10,000 Saints bounty

Posted on: March 2, 2012 5:33 pm
By now you've heard about the Saints and Bountygate. Specific examples are leaking from the many pieces of evidence gathered by the NFL. Here is one from an NFL source:

At times, the NFL says, players both pledged significant amounts of money for bounties and targeted specific players. Prior to a Saints game in January of 2010 Jonathan Vilma, a team captain, offered $10,000 in cash to any player who knocked quarterback Brett Favre out of the game.

Favre was blasted in that game.

More of these will leak in the coming days in what is turning out to be a scandal bigger than Spygate.
Category: NFL
Tags: Saints

Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: March 3, 2012 3:52 pm

The $10,000 Saints bounty

As bad as this is, I don't think this will stop at just the Saints, and Redskins. There are a at least a few other teams that are being investigated. It will be hard to prove unless the players come forward. This one is gping to be a long drawn out investigation. You can bet the Media will be digging into this to get a story.

Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2012 3:51 pm

The $10,000 Saints bounty

Throw them all some assault charges. I bet all of them are worthy

Since: Jan 4, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2012 1:13 pm

The $10,000 Saints bounty

I knew organized crime never went away. They took over the NFL. Think about it. They can decide problems by battling on the field and make a bunch of money off the people while they're at it, without the public complaining about bloodshed on the streets. They have their gambling still going on and the only difference is there are no hits/contracts taken out on peoples heads...

Since: Dec 25, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2012 9:27 am

The $10,000 Saints bounty

I can drive 75 on some highways. I can't drive 75 in a school zone and not expect a ticket. There are rules to follow when you play any game/sport. What the Saints did is not the same as a 300# DE tackling a QB from behind within the rules and guidelines setup by the NFL. All of this bounty BS was illegal by the rules put in place by the NFL and morally wrong.

Since: Dec 25, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2012 9:18 am

The $10,000 Saints bounty

Gregg Williams, Sean Payton and every player involved should be suspended without pay for atleast 8 games. No matter what team the players/coaches are with in 2012. Mickey Loomis and Tom Benson should both be fined 750K and the Saints forfeit their 2112 and 2113 1st round draft picks.

Absolutely no room for this in sports at ANY LEVEL! Make examples out of this disgusting practice. I am all for hard hits and plays as long as it is done within the guidelines and rules of the sport.

Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: March 3, 2012 2:41 am

The $10,000 Saints bounty

This is just f##king depressing.  One of the feel-good stories of the last 10 years of the NFL, hell of this country after Katrina, and to have it tainted by something so stupid.

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2012 12:00 am

The $10,000 Saints bounty

Take them as they come...Vilma, suspended one year, $250,000 fine.

Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2012 10:53 pm

The $10,000 Saints bounty

I have little doubt that Goodel will come down hard on the Saints with heavy fines for the coaches and team along wit loss of a high draft choice or two (or more).  Players will be suspended and everything that happens will damage the ability of the Saints to compete for a few years to come, but there should still be more to the story.  the officiating team(s) who have allowed some of the extremely obvious things to happen should be either replaced or suspended too ... for at least a year.  And I don't care how many officiating teams that involves.  If the NFL officials know that they too will suffer severe consequences if they don't call the games strickly according to the rules.  Once the teams realize the officials won't let them get away with anything, they'll clean up their act.

Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: March 2, 2012 10:22 pm

The $10,000 Saints bounty

Some of those hits on Favre were criminal. Farve himself said it took him months to recover physically from that game, which effectively ended his career. I'm not a Favre lover, but as of now I officially hate the Saints. They make the Steelers and Ravens look like choir boys.

Since: Aug 11, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 10:10 pm

The $10,000 Saints bounty

What kind of stuff are you smoking? Do you really think this is groundbreaking information in the NFL? 

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