Created on Saturday, 07 April 2012 Written by AARON LaBATT
The New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal has rocked the NFL and made headlines across the country the past few weeks.
Let’s be honest, though. It should not be that shocking. Football is and always has been a violent, physical sport.
Why, then, is anyone surprised than bounties have been awarded for big hits?
The latest with the Saints’ scandal is an audio recording that was released earlier this week by documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, who recorded a pregame speech by Saints’ defensive coordinator Gregg Williams back in January before a playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Williams is heard talking about injuring specific players and indicating cash payments for the first to make hits on other key players.
Media outlets like ESPN have sensationalized this recording because of Williams’ use of profanity and extreme metaphors and examples. Most media outlets have expressed a genuine level of shock over this, but why?
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