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.