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NFL investigates Packers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ifilus, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- NFL officials are investigating whether Green Bay Packers players offered payments to teammates for achieving specific defensive goals.

    ESPN reported that Packers defensive backs offered to pay the team's defensive linemen $500 each if they 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.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3119097
     
  2. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Well, that seems pretty stupid.

    First, how is that any different than a QB or RB buying the O-line a Rolex after reaching a personal goal?

    Second, at their level of salary, $500 is like saying, "Shut that guy down and I'll buy you a beer after the game."
     
  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    That's a dumb rule. So long as it's not a head-hunting reward, I don't think it's a big deal for this shit to happen.
     
  4. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    I was under the impression that this sort of thing happens all the time. As Zeke said, how is it different than giving a teammate a gift?
     
  5. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Kangaroo courts live!
     
  6. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    How much for injurying AP? Guess Al Harris knows that answer.
     
  7. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    I agree with Zeke (watch for falling objects!) and I say unless there was $500 to break Peterson's leg, to hell with the rule.
     
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Goodell doesn't have better things to do than waste time with this shit?
     
  9. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    sounds like a salary cap deal. the 'huge' incentives are circumventing the cap rules and are probably seen as payment not included in contracts as normal bonuses.

    minor deal, in the big picture, but certainly against the rules.
     
  10. I think the spirit of the rule (Ain't that a fun term?) is to prevent real headhunting bounties, a la Charles Martin and Jim McMahon. (Don't know if money was involved with that one, but there was a hit list towel.)

    Obviously this is no big deal in the grand scheme of things.
     
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    First the Patriots, now the Packers.

    Jerry Jones is getting nervous.
     
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Exactly... This isn't exactly Dallas in the 1990s when they were putting bounties on guys' heads...
     
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