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Artis Hicks walks back comments on Minnesota Vikings bounty program

Less than a week after a report was released detailing an alleged bounty program by the Minnesota Vikings, the player who made the claim is clarifying his statement. Guard Artis Hicks, who played for the Vikings from 2006 to 2009, told author Jeff Pearlman that Vikings coaches rewarded players for injuring an opponent. The interview between the player and the author took place while...
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November 02, 2016

Artis Hicks denies saying Vikings had a bounty program

Former Vikings offensive lineman Artis Hicks landed in the news last week after an excerpt from Jeff Pearlman’s new biography of Brett Favre featured a quote from Hicks talking about bounty programs in light of the punishments handed down to the Saints for allegedly having one in place when they beat up Favre during the…
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October 31, 2016

NFL has no comment on Vikings bounty allegations

If the NFL will be doing anything about allegations that the Vikings had a bounty program in 2009, the NFL isn’t saying so. The NFL has informed PFT that it has no comment about the allegation made by former Vikings offensive lineman Artis Hicks in the new Brett Favre biography from Jeff Pearlman. (The Vikings…
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October 28, 2016

Did the Minnesota Vikings have a bounty program?

A new book released this week on the life of former Minnesota Vikings Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre reveals some controversial details about the team. Author Jeff Pearlman interviewed more than 500 people to write the biography Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre. Favre helped lead the team to the 2009 NFC Championship game but lost to the New...
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October 27, 2016

Vikings, Brad Childress: No truth to Artis Hicks’ bounty allegation

In an interview for a biography about Brett Favre, former Vikings offensive lineman Artis Hicks told author Jeff Pearlman that coaches on the Vikings had a bounty program similar to the one that landed Saints coach Sean Payton, current Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and others suspensions from the NFL after the 2009 season. Hicks alleged…
Via Pro Football Talk
October 27, 2016

Former Vikings OL says team had Saints-like bounty program

Whether it’s true or not, this is sure to stir up some rehashed Bountygate controversy. Former Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Artis Hicks told author Jeff Pearlman, who’s releasing a new Brett Favre biography, that the team had a bounty program much like the Saints, who were punished heavily for it. What makes this early interesting is that it was Brad Childress, then head...
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October 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Artis Hicks: Vikings had a bounty program like the Saints’

The NFL cracked down severely on the Saints and many of their players and coaches after an investigation revealed a bounty program with cash payouts to players who injured opponents. The game most frequently cited as an example of the Saints attempting to injure an opponent was the NFC Championship Game victory over the Vikings…
Via Pro Football Talk
October 26, 2016

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