Shock. Gasp. Awe. Those were about the only reactions that I had when I was watching a certain report on ESPN. The New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis are being investigated for enacting a bounty system during the football season. Sad to say that this isn’t the first time that the pair have been accused of this. The first time that this situation was brought up was in 2010.
For those who are staring at the page wondering what exactly the bounty system is, it is simply placing a “price” on the head of opposing players. All that statement means is that players are offered financial incentives to take out other players during games, i.e. vicious late hits or hitting an opponents injured limb, etc.