NFL concludes New Orleans Saints violated league’s “Bounty Rule”

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If you’re not familiar with the “Bounty Rule,” it’s a stipulation similar to how it sounds- outlawing bounty hunters. The idea of paying players on your NFL team to go out of their way to hurt people. As if football isn’t a violent game enough already, it’s an incentive system to knock opponents out of the contest.

This was best illustrated in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “The U.” in reference to the Miami Hurricanes. And now it’s happened on the pro level in New Orleans, as over two dozen Saints defenders were found in violation of this NFL rule by a league investigation. Those punishments could come in the form of fines, suspensions and even forfeiture of draft picks.

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