New Orleans Saints to be disciplined for Bounty Program
The NFL announced today that the New Orleans Saints led by ex-Defensive Co-ordinator Gregg Williams and known to other defensive coaches maintained a bounty program where players would receive bonuses for injuring members of the opposing team.
Apparently the players paid into a pool and then they would receive cash payouts when players were carted off or knocked out of the game. The bonuses would increase for specific players especially star QBs.
This is completely contrary to NFL rules on illegal bonuses and on player safety. The league is expected to hand down harsh punishments including possible fines, suspensions, and forfeited draft picks.
This news also opens the door for any player injured in a game against the Saints to sue the team, or Williams.
And thats the last word…. for now. Stay tuned as here as more news breaks.