Legal action unlikely in Saints' bounties

The bounty system isn't pretty, but it probably won't spawn successful litigation

Originally Published: March 6, 2012
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

A New Orleans Saints bounty system that encouraged players to try to injure opponents presents NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with the most serious football ethics and discipline issues of his administration. Led by former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and possibly involving head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis, the program is documented in thousands of pages of emails and documents. The bounties raise questions about legal liabilities, tax consequences and due ...

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