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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 04:49 PM

Senate to hold hearing on bounties

espn.com / 3-22-12

WASHINGTON -- The Senate wants to grill the NFL about bounties. And the NBA, NHL, NCAA and Major League Baseball are invited, too.

Sen. Dick Durbin is setting up a Judiciary Committee hearing about bounties in professional football and other major sports in the wake of news that New Orleans Saints players received extra cash for hits that hurt particular opponents.

The assistant Senate majority leader, an Illinois Democrat, said Thursday he wants to examine whether federal law should make such bounty systems a crime.

"Let's be real basic about it here. If this activity were taking place off of a sporting field, away from a court, nobody would have a second thought (about whether it's wrong). 'You mean, someone paid you to go out and hurt someone?'" Durbin said in a telephone interview before raising the issue on the floor of the Senate.

MORE: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7722853/new-orleans-saints-senator-dick-durbin-sets-hearing-bounties-nfl



The NFL can police itself on bounties. And the senate has more pressing business than this fluff. Get a clue Durbin.

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Auggie Mar 2012 OP
MrSlayer Mar 2012 #1
Joe Shlabotnik Mar 2012 #3
JonLP24 Mar 2012 #5
El Supremo Mar 2012 #2
madinmaryland Mar 2012 #4

Response to Auggie (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 05:08 PM

1. Seriously?

 

Don't these guys have anything better to do?

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:25 PM

3. +1000, no wonder people have little faith in the legitimacy of government. n/t

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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:25 PM

5. While I agree with Auggie

that the NFL can and is doing a good job of policing themselves(therefore I don't feel this is too necessary) but I feel one of the government's jobs are is to regulate, investigate, or punish businesses that are making harmful decisions.

Like I said, I don't feel this is necessary.

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Response to Auggie (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 05:38 PM

2. I'd rather they outlaw the fucking BCS! n/m

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:45 PM

4. I think they already did that, El. Tax dollars hard at work! nt

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