So, just how do you punish a Super Bowl Champion for implementing a bounty program for their players? Well, the New Orleans Saints are about to find out. The NFL now has the task of deciding a punishment after revealing the Saints have been putting bounties out there for the past three seasons, including the 2009 Super Bowl winning season.
IMHO, since the Patriots got a $750,000 fine and lost a first round pick for their behavior, it only seems fair that the Saints should get a $2 million club fine and the loss of two first round picks for essentially paying players to try and take out other team’s players. In a league where safety is now first, it would seem to be a no-brainer to come down hard on the Saints. Will there be suspensions? Maybe, since this thing went from players to the mastermind of it – defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (now in St.Louis) to head coach Sean Payton to GM Mickey Loomis and owner Tom Benson having knowledge of it. All did nothing to stop it.
So, what do you think? Let us know.