Saints Defense Had A 'Bounty' Fund

Jan 24, 2010; New Orleans, LA, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice (18) assists quarterback Brett Favre (4) as he struggles to walk after injuring his ankle against New Orleans Saints during the 2010 NFC Championship game at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The NFL is releasing some wild news today about the New Orleans Saints and how their defense had a ‘bounty’ fund. Saints players were given extra incentive to knock opposing guys out!

Here is a note from Adam Schefter’s latest article about the situation:

According to the investigation, the players regularly contributed cash into a pool and received improper cash payments of two kinds from the pool, based on their play in the previous week’s game.

Payments were made for plays such as interceptions and fumble recoveries. But the program also included “bounty” payments for “cart-offs,” meaning that the opposing player was carried off the field, and “knockouts,” meaning that the opposing player was not able to return.

The investigation showed that the total amount of funds in the pool may have reached $50,000 or more at its height during the 2009 playoffs. The program paid players $1,500 for a “knockout” and $1,000 for a “cart-off,” with payouts doubling or tripling during the playoffs.

This is just DIRTY!!!! Not Dirty like Dielman either!

This program was held from 2009-2011 and I had to look back to see if we had suffered any significant injuries against the Saints during this time:

We last played against them in 2010 during preseason and the only injuries we suffered were on our defensive side of the ball. Ogemdi Nwagbuo left the game and his return was questionable and Antoine Cason also left the game with his return questionable.

The last time we played the Saints in the regular season was in 2008 in the game out in London. The only injury we had in that game was on the defensive side also with Quentin Jammer going down and his return questionable.

It doesn’t seem that the Saints defense was able to take out any of our offensive players. So we dodged a bullet. Kris Dielman probably would have killed one of those defenders if they took a cheap shot on LaDainian Tomlinson or Philip Rivers also! (Another reason we will miss Dielman)

Now, remember those nasty pics of Brett Favre after getting beat up by the Saints in the playoffs? I wonder how much bonus money players got that day?

OR do you remember the hit that they put out on Kurt Warner?

Also, can we put an investigation on Jeff Fisher and the Tennessee Titans? I still will never forget the day that they took out Shawne Merriman.


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  • epadaon

    pretty sure dog calls the plays for the Saints defense: 


  • biggsybolt

    I bet the fans geaux back to wearing brow paper bags over their heads with “AINTS” on it!

    • epadaon

       @biggsybolt and they are going through all kinds of craziness trying to get a deal done with drew brees… if they lose brees, all the fans will definitely have the bags out

      • biggsybolt

        @epadaon to bad this news didn’t come sooner, the rams will be affected to

  • RussellGrant

    If I was Brees, I’d ask for all that money up front.  I can almost Ga Ron Tee someone will be coming back to try and take his head off.

    • biggsybolt

      @RussellGrant looks like he got it!

  • RussellGrant

    All the way through school and college you are rewarded for big hits and pancakes.  Look at High School and college helmets.  If you see kid with a bunch of stickers on his helmet, that’s a hitter.  As I have heard it explained by players on ESPN, this happens all over the place in locker rooms among players.  And players will go out and try to blast the other team, not to take them out but to make that big hit or get that INT or pancake that linebacker. Football is controlled violence and hits are always rewarded. 
    The problem is this was organized at the coaches and they seem to have been sending out bounties on targeted people to take them out of the game.  That is dirty.