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Bounty for player performance

March 3, 2012

ESPN.com reports New Orleans Saints players and at least one assistant coach maintained a bounty pool of up to $50,000 the last three seasons to reward game-ending injuries inflicted on opposing players, including Brett Favre and Kurt Warner, the NFL said Friday. “Knockouts” were worth $1,500 and “cart-offs” $1,000, with payments doubled or tripled for the playoffs.

The NFL said the pool amounts reached their height of $50,000 or more in 2009, the year the Saints won the Super Bowl.

Click here for the story via ESPN.com

If this were to occur at an NCAA member institution…Provision of extra benefits in the form of cash payments, including bonuses for game performance, to a student-athlete are a violation of NCAA extra benefit legislation.

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