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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. Hargrove alleges game-changing error

    Kevin Seifert

    For the most part, we have focused our bounty coverage on Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, who will be suspended for the first eight games of the season unless the NFL shortens or eliminates the penalty. After Hargrove's explosiv...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Important distinction in Cris Carter 'bounty'

    Kevin Seifert

    By now, you've probably heard that former Minnesota Vikings receiver Cris Carter said Tuesday on ESPN Radio that he put bounties on other NFL players during his career to protect himself from injury. Carter told "Hill and Schlereth" that, for example...

    Blog | May 08, 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. 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
  8. 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
  9. Vikings fans: 'Nothing will ever be enough'

    Kevin Seifert

    From the beginning, Minnesota Vikings fans have taken the NFL's bounty investigation personally. The league, after all, found that the New Orleans Saints had given players a financial incentive to knock quarterback Brett Favre out of the 2009 NFC Cha...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  10. Ex-New Orleans Saints' Anthony Hargrove says hit on Brett Favre n...

    Kevin Seifert

    Former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove released an extensive statement Thursday to address media reports about his role in the highly scrutinized 2009 NFC Championship Game between the Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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