Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/20/14

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 16: Quarterback Kurt Warner #13 of the Arizona Cardinals looks on dejected from the bench in the second half against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Louisana Superdome on January 16, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Maybe Kurt Warner wasnt so crazy to retire after that playoff game in 2010. Not if a stunning report released Friday proves to be true. An NFL investigation found that former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams administered a "bounty" program from 2009-11, funded primarily by players. Between 22 and 27 Saints defensive players (as well as Williams) were involved, in violation of NFL rules. Among the more sickening points laid out in the report: Players were paid 1,500 for a knockout and 1,000 for a "cart-off" -- and the payouts would double or triple come playoff time. The investigation by the league's security department determined that an improper "pay for performance" program included "bounty" payments to players for inflicting injuries on opposing players that would result in them being removed from a game. One of the games in question was Warners final game with the Cardinals before his retirement, an NFC Divis...
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