Originally posted by NC49erfan82:
If we lossed a pick and swapped one with Chicago during the whole "Lance Brigg Tampering Allegations" then why not here? There is proof from the bounty that is way worse than tampering. Just a thought I am not expecting or crying about it but it makes a good argument IMO. I agree they are getting punished enough accordingly but if your just going to take a pick from them why not give it to us doe?
Because it's two completely different things. The tampering issue affects free agency and has potential salary cap ramifications, and there are well-defined rules on that. The bounty issue is different, but would be more similar to an illegal foul. When a player is fined $50,000 for a late hit, that money doesn't go to the player that got hit or to the team he plays for.
What I do think is being missed here though, is the salary cap ramifications of the bounty. Technically, every individual bounty that was paid out was a violation of the salary cap. So in theory, the Saints should be forfeiting 25-30 draft picks for these violations.