Found March 28, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Have you ever found yourself sitting around, lamenting about the good old days, when bounties were prevalent and harsh justice was being served? Well, perhaps now would be a good time to get that bowler hat out of storage. If you missed it, last week brought some degree of closure to a story that was the pigskin equivalent of “Unforgiven.” The Duke of Death purportedly was played by a guy who spells the name Greg with an extra ‘g’. The disclosure of the Saints’ tomfoolery involving paying players bonuses to harm opposing players could have easily been filed under the name “No Country for Old Men” since it was revealed that the system was put into place into 2009 around the time when the Saints were steamrolling veteran quarterbacks Kurt Warner and Brett Favre in the playoffs, forcing them into premature NFL-AARP status. This policy was in place for at least three seasons. If nothing else, at least I know have a scapegoat for my recent fantasy football failures: The notorious natte...

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