Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/22/12
Football's deeply violent nature is under attack. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ushered in a New World Order with the unprecedented penalties he levied against Saints coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams for their bounty program. I'm not sure you can fix tackle football. Barbaric violence is its oxygen. It's one thing to say that. It's something else to understand it. The sad case of Jamaal Bass might help you fully grasp my point. Bass is the Northern Illinois linebacker who was recently charged with one felony and one misdemeanor count of assault for trampling two University of Toledo band members as the Huskies took the field during the pregame ritual of exiting the locker room and storming the field. Bass leaped in the air, dipped his shoulder and took out one band member. Based on the video I've seen, Bass never looked back. He kept right on trucking to the Husky sideline, satisfied with his bullying of two physically weaker human beings. At least one...
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