THE ICEMAN Posted March 6, 2012 Share Posted March 6, 2012 I'll say this is going to be a tough call for the NFL manley because they have to send a knock out blow to the Saints and make sure that nothing like this happens again.1. - There image of the the NFL looks bad when they are allowing things like this to happen this is nearly as bad as throwing a games for money maybe evn worse considring you could end the career of another player which they did. And I'm refering to the "late hits" with the intent to injur a player then collect on it and in my opion it really wasn't about the money but the pride the Saints players would take in that they made the play that put the QB out of the game.2. - This is maybe what will hurt the Saints more than anything else is that they were told to stop and yet they didn't they continued to allow these things to take place. And now there about to get blow from the comiss that may knock them from Contenders to just an average team with a very good QB (kind of what they were when Drew Brees frist arrived there)3. - The thing that the NFL is worried about besides there image is that players that felt like they were targeted can take legal action now aginst the NFL because the NFL knew the Saints were doing this. Just for example take Kurt Warner he could Sue the NFL for Millions knowing about this bounty thing now and he was targeted because the hit on him caused a Concussion and lead to the end of his Career and thats what worries the NFL. And on another note I believe that they may have also knocked Christian Ponder out of a game last year on a late hit as well. 4. - Punishment- What kind of punishment should they get? I think to start it was going to be extreme anyway but then throw in that the Saints were told stop and they didn't thats just down right stupid kind of like the gamble that payton did aginst the colts to start the 2nd half of the super bowl.It does feel good to say payton will finally get burned for one of those bone head gamble's plays he's always calling.The Punishments I would dish out.2 year suspenion for Greg Williams with out pay and a 1 million dollar fine1 year suspenion for Sean Payton and a 750,000 fine and no contact with the team during the suspenion - Payton knowing that this was happening and did nothing to stop it they have to come down with a harsh punishment on him.1 year Suspenion for GM Mickey Loomis and 750,000 fine and no contact with team during the suspenion - Like Payton Loomis knew that they were told to stop and knew these things were happening and yet did nothing to stop it.2 million dollar fine for Tom Benson Saints Owner or for the Saints which ever way you view it.Now hit them were it really hurtsTake 2012's 2nd and 3rd round picks as well as 2013 1st rounderAnd Cap hits of 10 million in 2012 5 million in 2013 As far as the players involed I really don't know how or what kind of punishment should be dished out to them if the NFL can prove it. Which there have been artices wrote saying they can prove it but what type of punishment for the players. I read there could be up to 29 players who received money over this bounty thing. I don't think you can suspend 2/3 of there defense and still hit them with a cap hit so thats were it gets tough. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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