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Dungy: Saints weren't only team paying bounties

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07:23 AM ET 03.03 | Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams had a bounty on Colts quarterback Peyton Manning in Super Bowl XLIV. But while it didn't result in an injury to Manning, his former coach in Indianapolis believes it wasn't the first time that knocking Peyton out of a game would have gotten a player paid. Tony Dungy of NBC's Football Night in America tells PFT that he believes the Titans had put a bounty on Manning. "I know they had them in Tennessee," Dungy said via text.

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March 3, 2012  07:37 AM ET

Glad we didn't keep Williams.

But it is football.

March 3, 2012  07:42 AM ET

I'm sure this happens a lot more often than anyone would like to believe.

March 3, 2012  07:47 AM ET

Maybe NFL teams should have monetary rewards for the defensive player who hits the softest, or can imitate a Deion tackle. "If you could just pick him up and lay him down softly, that would be great...if not you can just run beside him until you can pull him down or trip him." -

You play defense in the NFL, you tackle and you tackle with as much destruction that you can possibly muster while keeping the technique you have been taught since Pee-Wee...Pee-Wee where 9 year olds are taught to tackle and run through the player with the ball.

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March 3, 2012  08:00 AM ET

Will be interesting to see if Williams is suspended - gotta think he and St Louis knew this was coming

March 3, 2012  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Will be interesting to see if Williams is suspended - gotta think he and St Louis knew this was coming

Supposedly Tom Benson told Saints GM Mickey Loomis to make sure that if there was a bounty system in place, he needed to stop it. By most accounts, Loomis failed to do anything about it at all. I'm interested in what Benson will do about his GM. That's just as embarrassing for Benson as anything else.

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March 3, 2012  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'm sure this happens a lot more often than anyone would like to believe.

I highly doubt it.
This is organized from the top down. The money flow, the pay outs, the knowing and consent from the GM and head coach Payton and the DC and his assistants.
Do not confuse this with hard hitting , in your face football. You can believe the league office will not.

March 3, 2012  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I highly doubt it. This is organized from the top down. The money flow, the pay outs, the knowing and consent from the GM and head coach Payton and the DC and his assistants. Do not confuse this with hard hitting , in your face football. You can believe the league office will not.

This.

March 3, 2012  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Will be interesting to see if Williams is suspended - gotta think he and St Louis knew this was coming

HC Payton is involved as much as anybody. He may get suspended too. He should. With 50,000 pages of documentation the NFL office is very serious.

How stupid is S.Payton. Read this tid bit.

"Michael Ornstein, a former marketing agent with close ties to Payton and former Saint Reggie Bush, contributed to the bounty fund.

Ornstein, who served time in prison for fraud, pledged $10,000 to the quarterback bounty in 2009, and contributed money at least twice in 2011, according to CBS Sports.

According to CBS Sports, the memo also details an email sent from Ornstein to Payton, which outlined the bounty system."

March 3, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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HC Payton is involved as much as anybody. He may get suspended too. He should. With 50,000 pages of documentation the NFL office is very serious.How stupid is S.Payton. Read this tid bit."Michael Ornstein, a former marketing agent with close ties to Payton and former Saint Reggie Bush, contributed to the bounty fund.Ornstein, who served time in prison for fraud, pledged $10,000 to the quarterback bounty in 2009, and contributed money at least twice in 2011, according to CBS Sports.According to CBS Sports, the memo also details an email sent from Ornstein to Payton, which outlined the bounty system."

Wow. Not good at all.

Drew Brees's contract extension will be the least of the Saints' worries next week.

March 3, 2012  08:44 AM ET

All you have to do is watch the NFC championship between the Vikings and Saints to know that the NFL is complicit by allowing New Orleans to take numerous runs at Brett Favre and not calling any penalties. The NFL had already warned them about bounties and they and yet did nothing to caorrect the situation.

I hope in response to these findings that every team that plays the Saints next season take runs at Drew Brees to even the score.

March 3, 2012  08:48 AM ET

If you need to pay a Bounty, somethings wrong, Coach should be suspended 1yr GM fired! It makes no difference if the coach switched teams, this is not the NCAA!

March 3, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Good Morning Boys!!!

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March 3, 2012  08:56 AM ET

Suh tried to make more in bounties than regular pay...Just sayin....

March 3, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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No defense of the Saints bounty from me, but Dungy, AKA; Captain Sanctimonious should just shut his pie hole. If you have some proof of your allegations Tony, let's see it, otherwise STF U.

Nice to see you are in your usual sunny mood this morning Rex

March 3, 2012  09:01 AM ET

I swear this site gets tweakier everytime I sign on.....WTF...

March 3, 2012  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

....But it is football.

... but it ain't MMA.

 
March 3, 2012  09:02 AM ET

coaches and players who participated in this are ****

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