LB: NFL made example of Saints
New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Shanle said the NFL has blown the bounty scandal out of proportion.
Shanle told the New Orleans Times-Picayune on Tuesday that the league wanted to make an example out of the Saints and discourage any similar "pay-for-performance" programs.
Shanle told the Times-Picayune the Saints had an incentive program, which included payouts between $500 and $1,000 for big hits and other key plays.
That included the much-publicized "cart-offs" and ...
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