Durbin Calls NFL Bounty Hearing

Sen. Dick Durbin is not at all happy with the New Orleans Saints, and is setting up a Judiciary Committee hearing on bounty programs in the NFL. The intervention comes despite the NFL’s harsh crackdown on bounty systems, in which players are given cash bonuses to injure opponents. The league suspended Saints coach Sean Payton for a year after his team’s system was revealed. “If this activity were taking place off of a sporting field, away from a court, nobody would have a second thought” about whether it was wrong, Durbin said