Which NFL event is worse? The Patriots' Spygate or the Saints violating the "Bounty Rule".
ESPN's John Clayton says without a doubt it's the Saints violating the NFL's "Bounty Rule" and they should face harsh penalties for their actions.
Clayton reports, a knockout was supposed to reward a defender $1.500; a "cart-off" was worth $1,000.
Clayton believes that football is a sport that's violent enough. "Having an incentive to hurt players can't be accepted. Commissioner Roger Goodell should deliberate this case and then make the biggest example out of the Saints so this offense won't be repeated. In Spygate, Goodell acted too quickly and did not penalize the Patriots and Belichick as severely as he should have. Because Spygate happened early during the 2007 season, the Patriots and Belichick should have received a penalty beyond the fines during that season. A two- or three-game suspension of the head coach was warranted."
To read more on ESPN's John Clayton's story on the Saints, click here.