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Ex-Giants TE Bavaro suspects Eagles targeted him

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08:41 AM ET 03.05 | Somewhat understandably, Mark Bavaro wore a bull's-eye. [Bavaro] could never prove he was a target of bounty-hunting assassins, but in the NFL, if you are regarded as the king of beasts, then most likely the law of the jungle was going to be enforced. "I only had my suspicions for everybody, but especially the [Buddy Ryan-coached] Eagles," the Giants tight end great told The Post. "I never had any hard evidence." Bavaro recalled the day he was ejected against Ryan's predators. "Andre Waters was trying to take my knee out, and he told me so during the game," Bavaro said. "He almost did." Waters, who had a reputation as arguably the dirtiest player in football, told Bavaro: "I know which knee you had surgery on."

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March 5, 2012  08:58 AM ET

Just so you don't have to look it up, Bavaro retired after the 1994-95 season. He played his last 2 years as.....a Philidelphia Eagle.

March 5, 2012  08:59 AM ET

The tip of the iceberg gets bigger. Expect more former players to come forward with stories from both sides.

March 5, 2012  09:04 AM ET

Like the man said,...it would be almost impossible to prove

March 5, 2012  09:09 AM ET

Buddy was known to place bounties.

March 5, 2012  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Buddy was known to place bounties.

Yup...

March 5, 2012  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The tip of the iceberg gets bigger. Expect more former players to come forward with stories from both sides.

So its snitching season. Vick loyalists....they dont make 'em like Vick anymore.

March 5, 2012  09:16 AM ET

HAAHAHAH!!!

Wait... Mark Bavaro from way back when ?

March 5, 2012  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

So its snitching season. Vick loyalists....they dont make 'em like Vick anymore.

Bingo.

Remember that bum we had on offense Matt Bowen? He's the one who's been blowing the whitstle here.

March 5, 2012  09:17 AM ET

Mark Bavaro? I hear Art Donovan thought he was targetted, too.

March 5, 2012  09:26 AM ET

Here we go...

March 5, 2012  09:30 AM ET

Jeff George is going to say he wants another chance because he was never targeted.

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March 5, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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Bingo.Remember that bum we had on offense Matt Bowen? He's the one who's been blowing the whitstle here.

wow. that guy sucked. If i see Sherriff "Gonna Getcha" Portis in a news conference about this ima put a green light on him. lol

March 5, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Bingo.Remember that bum we had on offense Matt Bowen? He's the one who's been blowing the whitstle here.

*defense

March 5, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Bavaro.... I just thought about that little WR the giants had back then McKonkey. Hahaha!!!

Damn I'm getting old.

March 5, 2012  09:52 AM ET

"I know which knee you had surgery on."

Uh yeah Mark..that little thing called an INJURY REPORT gives details on that...come on guys

March 5, 2012  09:54 AM ET
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Bavaro.... I just thought about that little WR the giants had back then McKonkey. Hahaha!!!Damn I'm getting old.

Phil McConkey, Lionel Manuel, Mark Ingram...doesnt seem like 25 years ago! Was a HUGE Giants fan as a kid

March 5, 2012  10:21 AM ET

Is there ANY good news about the eagles?? Fatso Andy stepping down??

March 5, 2012  10:45 AM ET

Buddy Ryan was contacted about the N.O. situation. He said he hadn't been following it and he had to go feed his horses. Haha...that's my boy!

 
March 5, 2012  11:06 AM ET
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Buddy Ryan was contacted about the N.O. situation. He said he hadn't been following it and he had to go feed his horses. Haha...that's my boy!

If he'd said he had to go feed his horses' behinds, that would be Rob and Rex.

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