The NFL needs to lay off the Saints’ bounty program

Via The Associated Press:

Document shows New Orleans Saints targeted Seahawks | NFL

NEW YORK — League officials went public Monday with some of their evidence against the four players suspended for their roles in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program.

League officials displayed a computer slide obtained from the Saints, dating from before a January 2011 playoff game against the Seahawks and showing three photos of Seattle players with “Now it’s time to do our job. Collect bounty $$$!. No apologies. Let’s go hunting” printed on it.

The photos are of ex-Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and Seahawks receiver Mike Williams and running back Marshawn Lynch.

To give you an idea of just how effective the bounty system was, let me remind you how that game turned out (or in case you somehow haven’t seen this video, watch it):

Looks like Hasselbeck should have earned himself some cash for that hit on Tom Johnson.


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