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New Orleans case puts scrutiny on NFL bounty pay

New Orleans case puts scrutiny on NFL bounty pay

The revelations were shocking to those outside the NFL: A team paid bounties to knock opponents out of the game, including some of its biggest stars.
For those who play in the league, however, it sounds more like the long-accepted cost of doing business in a brutal sport.
Atlanta Falcons star Roddy White calls it a "league thing" that goes far beyond the New Orleans Saints, the team the NFL said maintained a bounty pool of up to $50,000 in the last three seasons.
Former guard Alan Faneca says he's not surprised at all that such a sordid system has come to light. And retired quarterback Joe Theismann says bounties are a long-accepted part of the game. In his day, it was actually "flattering" to be the target.


Updated : 2021-03-09 13:34 GMT+08:00