For those of you who may think the NFL was too tough on the Saints, this article makes me think Goodell probably wishes he was even tougher. These lawsuits are going to change the NFL as we know it. Actually, they arguable already have. 4 former NFL players cite New Orleans’ bounty system in latest lawsuit over concussions - The Washington Post ATLANTA â The four former NFL players who sued the league on Monday in a state court in Atlanta could be leading a wave of new lawsuits that cite the New Orleans Saintsâ bounty system for hard hits as evidence that pro football didnât properly protect its players from concussions. Legal experts and trial attorneys say they expect more complaints against the NFL to point to the Saintsâ scandal after the ex-players filed suit contending the bounty system was another example that the league âexplicitly relied on violenceâ and neglected to educate players on the dangers of concussions. The claims give the new lawsuit an âadded vitalityâ if attorneys can use it to bolster the idea that thereâs activity in the sport that goes beyond the typical violence associated with pro football, said Paul Haagen, co-director of the Center for Sports Law and Policy at Duke University.