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Bounty controversy sparks reaction across NFL; Ravens' Jarret Johnson weighs in

Bounty controversy sparks reaction across NFL; Ravens' Jarret Johnson weighs in

The NFL is poised to drop the hammer on the New Orleans Saints organization after the league revealed Friday that between 22 and 27 defensive players and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams maintained a bounty pool during the past three seasons to reward Saints defenders when they knocked opponents out of the game due to injury. A NFL investigation found that the Saints targeted players such as quarterbacks Brett Favre and Kurt Warner. If a player was knocked out of a game, the reward was $1,500. If they were carted off the field, it was $1,000. According to the NFL, the bounty pool was as high as $50,000 or more in the 2009 season, the year the Saints won the Super Bowl. The...

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