Favre, Warner Hardly Fazed After Learning Of Bounties
NFL Says Saints Had Bounty Program 2009-2010
Retired quarterbacks Brett Favre and Kurt Warner weren’t especially troubled to learn that the New Orleans Saints defensive players may have had a little extra incentive to injure them.
“I’m not (angry),” Favre told Sports Illustrated after the NFL reported that the Saints conducted a “bounty” program. During this program — which lasted from 2009-10 — players were given monetary bonuses for hurting opponents.
“It’s football. I don’t think anything less of those guys,” he said. “Said or unsaid, guys do it anyway. If they can drill you and get you out (of the game), they will.”
For his part, Warner wasn’t convinced that he was being targeted for injury.
“I don’t want to say that there was an attempt to injure, but I definitely think there were games where I could tell you that it seemed that they went beyond what was normal in regards to when they were going to hit me or how they were going to hit me,” Warner told NFL Network on Friday.
Read more at WISN.
- NFL: Saints violated ‘Bounty Rule’ (wbay.com)
- Dirty Saints (bootsandsabers.com)
- N.F.L. Says Saints Had Bounty Program to Injure Opponents (nytimes.com)
- The Hit That Knocked Kurt Warner Into Retirement Sure Looks Different Knowing The Saints Got Paid To Injure Him [Video] (deadspin.com)