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Mark Maske
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Mark Maske

Writes the NFL News Feed blog

Not Much More The League Can Do


Do NFL players put bounties on opponents?

I couldn't tell you for sure. I've been in a lot of locker rooms but obviously it's not something that's talked about openly to outsiders. Certainly I wouldn't be surprised if it happens. I would be a little bit surprised if it's commonplace. It's a violent, often-ruthless sport. But most players respect the game and respect their opponents enough not to try to hurt someone intentionally.

The league has no tolerance for bounties. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made that clear in a radio interview today. But it can't issue punishments for things that it doesn't know about, so this is a practice that would go unpunished and unregulated as long as any players who might be involved keep their mouths shut. There's really not much more the league can do at that point.

By Mark Maske  |  October 24, 2008; 12:58 PM ET  | Category:  NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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