NEW ORLEANS SAINTS EARNED REWARDS FOR INJURING GIANTS' PLAYERS IN 2009
"In the last 24 hours, it's been revealed that the New Orleans Saints not only
placed bounties on opposing players, but actually kept a ledger detailing the players
they injured and the payouts that were made as a result. It's the latest in a
long line of revelations as it relates to BountyGate.
"The players clearly knew what was going each week with the payments," a
source told Yahoo! Sports.
The ledger carefully detailed all payouts, "cart-offs", "whacks" and
deductions for "mental errors." Included in said ledger was a $1,000 payout for
a "cart-off" on October 18th, 2009 in a game against the New York
Although the injured players name was not immediately made available, a live
blog of the game, courtesy of the New York Times, revealed that offensive
McKenzie had been carted off after sustaining a groin injury. This occurred
during a pile up for a loose ball, and coincides with many reports of dirty
tactics courtesy of the Saints during fights for fumbles.
Another interesting note in the NYT live blog was the hit that led to the
"On his next play, Manning was sacked hard by Roman Harper and fumbled.
Manning’s head snapped back when he was hit from behind."
The hit on Manning was deemed legal and Harper was not fined, but it's
already been made public that Gregg
Williams and the New Orleans Saints frequently targeted quarterbacks. In
hindsight, it makes you question every play and whether or not the intention was
there to injury Manning.
Meanwhile, McKenzie would go on to miss the following game against the
Arizona Cardinals as a result of the groin injury sustained at the hands of the