Perk Pressure Based Judgment In Sports

by Hal Mooz 21. March 2012 10:37

Payton suspended one year

The New Orleans Saints ran an illegal bounty system targeting opposing offensive players and now they are the ones paying a heavy price for those actions.

Players were rewarded $1,500 for what were described as “knockout” hits and $1,000 for “cart-offs” (i.e. an injured opponent being taken off the field on a medical cart). The payoff amounts were doubled or tripled during the postseason.

Sports Illustrated first reported that Saints linebacker Jon Vilma offered a $10,000 reward to any teammate who could drive Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre out of the NFC championship game in January 2010. Favre played the entire game but was the victim of numerous borderline hits, including a high-low shot by defensive linemen Bobby McCray and Remi Ayodele that caused a serious ankle injury. Defensive end Anthony Hargrove also was flagged and fined by the NFL for a late-hit on Favre.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/saints-bountygate-punishment-032112

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