Played football, been around the game my entire life. No place for bounties in this game.
This isn't just guys playing to the whistle. These are guys BEING PAID for injuring other players. That is, they are being paid to cause legitimate harm to another person. We're not talking for a big legal hit... but to actually hurt that person... however you get him out of the game. If I pay someone to hurt another and make it look like an accident, I get charged filed on me. Just because you do it within the scope of a game doesn't make it any different. DISGUSTING that anyone could defend that.
No it's not. It's like the Kangaroo court. You're telling me NFL players were getting rich earning $1,000 to $1,500 to knock players out of the game? First of all, it's hard to do. Second, an illegal hit would cost you 20 to 50 times that on a fine. Third, it doesn't change how the game is played. Instead of a few bucks, how about if a team had game stickers? Gold stars. Or is it that's how players have always played the game. The greatest reward for these players is respect and admiration from their peers, making plays, not getting $1,000 bucks b/c you knocked Brett Favre out of the game. No NFL player has come out and said anything more than it's part of the game, because they understand it is part of the culture. It's more bravado and barking than anything else.
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