Remember That Time Terrell Suggs Talked About The Ravens Bounty On The Steelers?
Hearing about the New Orleans Saints bounty pool scandal has me cracking up. It wasn’t that long ago that Terrell Suggs spoke openly to an Atlanta radio station about a “bounty” that the Ravens had on Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and running back Rashard Mendenhall.
Thankfully, ESPN.com’s Jamison Hensley remembered this story as well.
After Suggs received a letter from the NFL that threatened “significant disciplinary action” if he had any further comments or involvement in a bounty.
Suggs later backed away from those earlier comments. “There wasn’t any bounty,” he said. He [Ward] broke some guy’s jaw last week, and he tried to cheap-shot JJ [Jarret Johnson]. He has also cheap-shotted Ed Reed. We’re just going to be on alert the next time we play him.”
I don’t know how serious the Saints scandal is, but I would think that hearing a player use the word “bounty” would be worse than anything that’s be uncovered in New Orleans.