Breaking news: the NFL is investigating the New Orleans Saints for their alleged use of bounties on opposing players.
Some comments on twitter:
Adam Schefter: NFL investigation of Saints began in 2010 when allegations were made that Saints targeted QBs such as Brett Favre and Kurt Warner.
Judy Battista: The NFL investigation into saints bounties could lead to severe sanctions: losing draft picks, suspensions, etc. ... Gregg Williams, then with Saints, now the Rams def. coord. "administered" the bounty system. Not good. At all.
Peter King: NFL: Saints owner Tom Benson directed GM Mickey Loomis that bounty program be discontinued. NFL says Loomis did not follow Benson's orders.
Mike Dussault from Pats Propaganda: Video: This hit kinda makes me think Kevin Faulk was on the Saints bounty list… This hit kinda makes me think Kevin Faulk was on the Saints bounty list
Daniel Kaplan: "The league’s investigation determined that this improper “Pay for Performance” program included “bounty” payments..
Trey Wingo: I remember a radio interview Gregg Williams gave before 2009 NFC title game saying his D would put " remember me shots" on Favre
Michael Lombardi: This Saints Bounty investigation is ugly to read and going to get uglier once the Commissioner rules. This is really bad.
Judy Battista: Commish has to be particularly unhappy (understatement) that Payton, Loomis didn't stop it and Williams administered it.
Jason La Canfora: According to the NFL, the bounty pool totaled upwards of $50K at times w/ payments for "knock-out hits" w/ players and coaches contributing ... NFL investigation says Saints coaches and GM Mickey Loomis did not intervene to stop bounties when owner Tom Benson instructed them to