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DENVER - DECEMBER 24: Safety John Lynch #47 of the Denver Broncos attempts to tackle Jerry Porter #84 of the Oakland Raiders during the game on December 24, 2005 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos secured a bye week in the playoffs with a 22-3 win. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
John Lynch played for 15 years in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos. The NFL on FOX analyst generally was regarded as one of the hardest-hitting safeties ever to play. The circus officially arrived on Park Avenue in Manhattan on Monday as Bountygate reached the offices of the NFL. But the white elephant in the room that isn't being talked about is that people like football for a lot of reasons, and one of the biggest is that it's a violent game. People don't like talking about it, but it's true. Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was summoned to New York to meet with NFL investigators about league allegations that Williams was running a bounty program in New Orleans and apparently at a few other places he previously worked (Washington and Buffalo). Over the past few days I've heard a few people, including former players, say that this is a league-wide problem. That's total BS. I played in the NFL for 15 years for two teams and n...
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