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Saints Players, Assistant Coach Put Bounties on Opposing Players, NFL Says

March 02, 2012

New Orleans Saints players and an assistant coach set up a bounty program to pay for injuring opposing players, the National Football League said.

Between 22 and 27 Saints players were involved in the program over the past three seasons, with up to $1,500 paid for a specific hit on an opponent, the league said in a news release. It said the findings resulted from an investigation by the league’s security department.

The Saints’ players and coach weren’t identified.

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