Skip to comments.NFL looking into report of Packers players' 'bounty' offers
Posted on 11/19/2007 2:47:29 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
NFL officials are investigating whether Green Bay Packers players offered payments to teammates for achieving specific defensive goals.
League rules prohibit teams and players "from offering or accepting bonuses to a player for his or his team's performance against a particular team, a particular opposing player or players, or a particular group of an opposing team.''
League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the investigation Monday.
ESPN reported that Packers defensive backs offered to pay the team's defensive linemen $500 each if there were able to hold Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson under 100 yards rushing two weeks ago, and another $500 for holding Carolina to under 60 yards rushing as a team on Sunday.
Peterson was held to 45 yards rushing before he left the Vikings' Nov. 11 loss to the Packers with an injury. But the Panthers rushed for 131 yards in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday morning he was not aware of the situation, but had not yet spoken to general manager Ted Thompson.
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They all should be paid on the basis of actual performance.
Buddy Ryan had no comment.
Give me a break. First the ridiculous over reaction to the Patriots videotaping and now this.
So Al Harris taking out Adrian Peterson’s knee cost him $500? Interesting.
No, I’d say that Al Harris MADE $500...
Cost of doing business.
Sounds like chump change - isn’t $500 like three minutes worth of salary or something?
More like three seconds. It just a cheap trophy.
I wish the NFL would take more care of the old retired players from before the 90’s than this crap.
Right. Who get’s the Pat’s film rights??
Well, these guys are not known for their smarts, LOL!
I’m not going to lose any sleep over this. It sounds like someone is LOOKING for dirt because the Pack is 9-1 this year. ;)
Good to see you!
Thanks! Same here. :)
Got a deer this year without going to the ER to have a deer tick cut out of my leg.
It’s all good!!
I have a doe in the freezer already. My friend JW gave it to me. He’ll bring me another if he’s “lucky in the field.”
I’ll be doing a drive with my brothers on Thanksgiving Day. I’m looking forward to it. :)
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