Originally Posted by dlwktb
A) Just because it didn't happen in this particular case doesn't mean it didn't happen ever. They were in the top 5/6 in most roughing the QB penalties and most illegal hits all 3 years of the program.
B) "Sack and forced fumble" pools are illegal (in football terms, too, especially when coaches are providing portions of the money. Those are benefits outside of the usual salary cap. Relatively minor in comparison to getting paid to hurt people, but still against the rules.
Pool smool. Do players who have lots of sacks and forced fumbles get better incentive bonuses or more to the point bigger salaries than players who do not get sacks and forced fumbles?
Football is a brutal game. Players get hurt. Defensive players are beasts and paid to be beasts. This bounty "scandal" is noting more than window dressing and disingenuous PR to cover up the brutality of NFL football.
Goodell should suspend himself and fine the league a billion dollars for not requiring the league to use safer helmets. More players have been hurt by concussions due to crappy helmets than any bounty pool. Hypocrite.
Maybe they should just play flag football next season.