Poll: Was NFL Proper in Its Punishment of New Orleans Saints for Bounties?

Shawne Merriman says: “Why is this a big deal now? Bounties been going on forever.”

Former Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman says he suffered a knee injury because of a bounty placed on him during a 2007 game against the Tennessee Titans, reported The New York Times. But when the NFL investigation of the New Orleans Saints was revealed,  “Lights Out” Merriman tweeted: “Why is this a big deal now? Bounties been going on forever.”  So what do you think of Wednesday’s penalties against Saints coaches who weren’t saints? Were penalties long overdue or over-the-top?

Larry March 23, 2012 at 03:10 AM
There is no way to prove that a severe hit that is flagged and results in an ejection was bounty driven, short of NFL security investigating every flagged hit. It's a simple game, and Goodell is making it very complicated.
Libi Uremovic March 23, 2012 at 06:16 PM
if someone attacked another company's employee they would go to prison it's been 'proven' because the men have confessed there really is no 'grey area' for honor larry...
Larry March 23, 2012 at 07:16 PM
They confessed to trying to harm them? An NFL defensive player? I'm sorry, but it's not comparable to any other business libi, it's football. They attempt to,"take out", opposing players at every level. These players admitted to doing what they are paid to do, but people hear bounty, and they lose their minds.
Eduardo Garcia March 24, 2012 at 05:05 AM
I feel that every football player knows that any hit could be their last one. You can have your career ended in the blink of an eye. To go out and try to do it to another player (a fraternity as they all call it) on purpose is crossing the line.
Komfort March 24, 2012 at 05:34 AM
The hardest hit happens at the concession stand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xSDI9Gg63I I do not give a rat's behind about anybody who straps on body armor to play a game, and then claims the sport to be dangerous. Dummies.


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