Originally posted by MILFS:
this is what football is... trying to kill each other isn't it?
That's the argument being made by a number of current and former players who just don't get it.
Saying go out there and hit somebody is one thing.
Paying players outside their contract to hit someone and hurt them is completely different.
The piss poor arguments being made, and Brian Mitchell here in DC was making it all morning on talk radio, that you can't penalize the saints because "that's football" is akin to saying you can never charge anyone with prostitution because "they were just having sex, thats what happens during sex." Its an illusory correlation.
Goodell's letter quoting the league memo that goes out every year reminding them of the illegal nature of augmenting player contracts and paying players performance bonuses (whether it be for positive plays like INTs or sacks or negative plays like "bounties") are ALL against league rules.
[ Edited by RKab on Mar 3, 2012 at 8:28 AM ]