- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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The New Orleans Saints don’t play until Thursday night, so you’d think things would be quiet on their front this afternoon. Well, think again.
The bounty program the NFL says the Saints ran for three years continues to overshadow the team and what’s happening on the field. Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers became the latest to rip on the Saints.
"Those fools should never get a chance to play or coach in the game again. Never!" Sayers said in an interview with Comcast SportsNet Chicago's Inside Look. "How can you do that? I have never had anyone say, 'I'm going to break your arm.'
"They should never go out and play this game again, go out and coach this game again."
Those obviously are some very strong words. Sayers isn’t the first former player to speak out about what the Saints allegedly did and he probably won’t be the last. But the former Chicago running back might be the most prominent of the former players to criticize the Saints and he did it emphatically.
When it was mentioned that some people think the players and coaches involved should go to jail, Sayers got emotional and strongly agreed.