It's been a crazy week in the National Football League. The combine is over, draft talk is heating up, franchise tags have been handed out, teams have started re-signing their own players, and some cuts have gone down. A crazy week... and then the pay for pain story broke. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, then of the New Orleans Saints, was caught with an elaborate bounty system in place for his players. The maliciousness that the plan allegedly entailed caused some stomachs to turn and prompted some players to plot their revenge. It's an ugly picture that will only get worse.
Former NFL player Matt Bowen detailed his involvement playing under Williams and in my opinion he was just telling it like it was. Others claimed he was justifying the bounty system. In fact the term justify was thrown around a lot the last few days by fans and the media when any player spoke up on the subject.