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  1. Jimmy Kennedy: Bounty claims an 'utter lie'

    Kevin Seifert

    The NFL's explanation for how it learned of the New Orleans Saints alleged bounty program goes like this: Former Saints defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove told former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy about it at some point near the 200...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  2. NFL: Bounty on Brett Favre at least $35,000

    Kevin Seifert

    As we noted in the preceding post, the NFL gathered 12 NFL reporters -- including ESPN's Adam Schefter -- to present further evidence of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program. One newsbit has already emerged with interest to NFC North blog readers. ...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  3. Anthony Hargrove's agent rips NFL's bounty evidence

    Kevin Seifert

    The agent for Green Bay Packers defensive end Anthony Hargrove issued an extensive statement Sunday questioning the NFL's investigation into allegations of Hargrove's role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2012
  4. NFL attorney: Hargrove was told to lie

    Kevin Seifert

    On Wednesday we noted that Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove received the second-harshest penalty among the four players suspended in the NFL's investigation of the New Orleans Saints' bounty program. In a news release, the league ...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  5. Will NFLPA 'protect' targeted players?

    Kevin Seifert

    In March, two Minnesota Vikings players -- punter Chris Kluwe and center John Sullivan -- called for the NFL to suspend New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for his role in the Saints' bounty program prior to the 2009 NFC Championship Game. A...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  6. First glance: Anthony Hargrove's penalty

    Kevin Seifert

    Wow. We all knew that new Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove was a member of the New Orleans Saints during the time when the NFL says the Saints' well-discussed bounty program was in place. But I'm not sure any of us expected Hargro...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  7. Bounties: 'Exception rather than the rule'

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- In the midst of the early glimpses into the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, this nugget escaped us on the blog: Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy suggested that the Tennessee Titans had a bounty on quarterback Peyton ...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  8. Probing Roger Goodell on lifetime bans

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- To this point, we've heard from two Minnesota Vikings players who want the NFL to impose a lifetime ban on New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for his role in the team's bounty program. That sounds harsh, but so was th...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  9. Assigning blame for 2009 debacle

    Kevin Seifert

    We just completed an unprecedented week of NFL news, one that revealed details of a New Orleans Saints bounty program that targeted two NFC North quarterbacks over the past three seasons. But the occasion brought forth disparate views among NFL playe...

    Blog | March 24, 2012
  10. John Sullivan: Saints were 'despicable'

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted Thursday that Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wants the NFL to ban New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for life after his reported role in the team's bounty program prior to the 2009 NFC Championship Game. Kluwe is no stranger ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  11. Coincidence? Vikings release Remi Ayodele

    Kevin Seifert

    By now, we all know that the 2009 NFC Championship Game is one of the most visible examples of the New Orleans Saints' three-year bounty program. But there has been a secondary connection between the bounty story and the Minnesota Vikings: One of the...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  12. NFL confirms bounties on Favre, Rodgers

    Kevin Seifert

    In the course of its investigation into the New Orleans Saints' bounty program, the NFL found four specific instances of an opposing quarterback getting targeted. Two of them played for NFC North teams at the time: Brett Favre for the 2009 Minnesota ...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  13. Did Saints target Aaron Rodgers in Week 1?

    Kevin Seifert

    In the week since the NFL revealed the New Orleans Saints' three-year bounty program for knocking out opposing players, the 2009 NFC Championship Game has received the vast amount of attention. The beating Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre ab...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  14. Mailbag: Legal action unlikely for bounty

    Kevin Seifert

    More than a few of you have been asking if anyone connected with the New Orleans Saints could face legal action as a result of the bounty program uncovered last week by the NFL. If the Minnesota Vikings can't get back the 2009 NFC Championship Game, ...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  15. Quick hits: The week that was

    Kevin Seifert

    In quick-hitting fashion, let's roll through the news items that occurred during our quiet time last week: Item: An NFL investigation revealed Friday that the New Orleans Saints ran a bounty program to reward hits on opposing players. Among other ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012