Goodell drives his point home

Harsh penalties for Saints should ensure bounty systems are gone forever

Originally Published: March 21, 2012
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

Roger Goodell is not playing.

The NFL commissioner swung his considerable hammer Wednesday and drove home a point no one in the league could possibly miss: Bounty systems can never exist again. That practice is done. And if there was ever any doubt about Goodell's sincerity in promoting player safety, it was erased for good with his shockingly harsh ruling in the New Orleans Saints bounty case.

Goodell absolutely rocked the Saints.

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton? ...

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