Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 3/7/12
The New Orleans Saints’ bounty system scandal has been the biggest story of the offseason (well, maybe second biggest – some guy in Indianapolis has been in the news a bit too). We’ve been subjected to hours of television and countless internet columns vilifying the players for participating, the coordinator (Gregg Williams) for organizing, and the general manager (Mickey Loomis) and head coach (Sean Payton) for allowing the program. Gregg Williams and Sean Payton (Photo by Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE via NFLSpinZone.com) Lost in all the high and mighty soapbox hand wringing is the fact that the bounty system did very little to alter play on the field. Extreme NFL Violence Is Inevitable Look, I think purposely trying to injure someone is bad.  Then again, much of what occurs in an NFL game is bad, at least morally.  If I dove at a guy’s knees as he walked into the gas station with the intent to injure him and keep him from living his life normally, that would make me a terrible person.
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