NEW YORK (CBSMiami) – The National Football League dropped the discipline hammer on the New Orleans Saints for the team’s bounty program which rewarded players for hits that knocked out other players or forced them to be carted off the field.
While individual player discipline has not been determined, the NFL did release the details of the penalties handed down to the Saints and the penalties could be devastating to the organization.
“Let me be clear. There is no place in the NFL for deliberately seeking to injure another player, let alone offering a reward for doing so,” Commissioner Goodell said. “Any form of bounty is incompatible with our commitment to create a culture of sportsmanship, fairness, and safety. Programs of this kind have no place in our game and we are determined that bounties will no longer be a part of the NFL.”
As an organization, the Saints were…
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