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Bounty for player performance

March 3, 2012 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.

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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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