Dem classy dudes......
There is a difference between playing physical/imposing your will and crossing the line and deliberatley hurting sormbody
What is worse Spygate or Bountygate?
You hear about things like this and we can all agree that its disturbing and pathetic. I really hope the investigation doesn't end up with some of our guys being implicated. I know one of the reasons I became a Dolphin fan (way back in the '70s) was because of the classiness (sp?) of the organization. With that, I'm not naive enough to think things like this haven't been going on since...well football started. I would bet back in the '40s and '50s it was just as bad with bounties, its just the pay off wasn't nearly as high.
Playing hard nosed physical football and sustaining injuries is one thing, but to deliberately target a certain player has no place in professional sports. Why limit it to the players? The Hansen Bros (Slapshot- movie from the 70's) can just take out the head coach or DC along the sidelines for that matter. Where could it end? It has to be contained.
I am glad the league is trying to send a strong message. Williams is a bum in my book. He just lost a lot of respect and I would not be surprised if he is suspended from the league.
I wonder if the Saints had any bounties against Miami that year... I didn't really notice the rough hits like they were doing to Favre and Warner in the playoffs if they did.