Its is the same as the college death sentence for cheating. It took over two decades for SMU to recover after theirs.
Is it to much not really, there is no excuse for intentionally hurting someone. How would the players feel if they hit someone and collect a $10,000 bounty but broke the other players neck? Not only would it end a career but change his life forever. The sport is violent enough without trying to hurt the other players.
I think that is stupid. You got, Belicheck who cheated and didn't get suspended. Vick only served in prison...
They should suspend the players that did it..
Goodell claims the players heads roll next week
The game of football is all about being physical, in that it is a full contact sport. I have no respect for an additional way of making money to be rewarded for putting a fellow NFL player out of a game. That just makes me sick. These pro players are paid enough to play this game. To be rewarded for a bounty on creating a injuries! For it to be a known thing going on, all involved should pay a penalty, and that penalty money should go to the disability fund. This game of football is a game that can and does have live changing injuries, it also can create life changing rewards. But to knowing allow a bounty on a player of a opposing team that also has a financial reward, in a NFL game, well that has no place in a sport where the top athletes, the best of hundreds try out for, some make it, some never make it, the ones that do, play to there best skill, but you are a target that if you are injured, the one that takes you out is rewarded by a bounty?
I have no problem with the penalties issued.
Vick "only" served jail time for an offense outside of football.
The players involved most likely will face suspension, but the Coaches should be held responsible for their part (a prety big part) of what happened.
I think if a LOT of players get suspended they may have to stagger the suspensions somehow. Otherwise the Saints won't be able to put a competitive defense on the field. It will hurt the integrity of the game. Not that it hasn't been damaged already. I expect heavy fines and short (3 or 4 game) suspensions for the players involved.