Thu Mar 22, 2012, 04:49 PM
Auggie (17,484 posts)
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.
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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|Joe Shlabotnik||Mar 2012||#3|
|El Supremo||Mar 2012||#2|
Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)
Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:25 PM
Joe Shlabotnik (2,877 posts)
3. +1000, no wonder people have little faith in the legitimacy of government. n/t
~ If we do not do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable. ~
Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #3)
Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:25 PM
JonLP24 (14,428 posts)
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.