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Saints bounty story worse than Spygate

Roger Goodell must hand down harsh penalties for New Orleans, Gregg Williams

Originally Published: March 2, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

As bad as the infamous New England Patriots' Spygate case was in 2007, no one got hurt except teams that lost close games. Placing a bounty on opponents is far worse.

According to an NFL investigation, New Orleans Saints players were rewarded from 2009-2011 for inflicting injuries on opposing players that resulted in them being removed from a game. A knockout was supposed to reward a defender $1.500; a "cart-off" was worth $1,000.

This story couldn't have come at a worse ...

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