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    Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    New Orleans Saints -- Senator Dick Durbin sets up hearing on bounties in NFL - ESPN

    WASHINGTON -- The Senate wants to grill the NFL about bounties. And the NBA, NHL, NCAA and Major League Baseball are invited, too.

    Sen. Dick Durbin is setting up a Judiciary Committee hearing about bounties in professional football and other major sports in the wake of news that New Orleans Saints players received extra cash for hits that hurt particular opponents.

    The assistant Senate majority leader, an Illinois Democrat, said Thursday he wants to examine whether federal law should make such bounty systems a crime.
    Hey, Dick, by law blocking and tackling are assault, too. Are you going to make arrests for that?

    Anything to distract from the realities of your crippling debt, high unemployment, and general incompetence, I suppose.

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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    Hey Dick,

    How about holding hearings on how to submit a budget.

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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    I read the title an thought it was going to be about bounty hunters. lol

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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    Hey Dick,

    How about holding hearings on how to submit a budget.
    Absolutely! What bull**** - our country's full of a bunch of retarded idiots.
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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    i'm uncomfortable with the senate wasting time with anything related to sports, and i'm also uncomfortable with any tax money going to keep bloated professional sports teams afloat.

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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    An investigation needed to be done. And it was. By the NFL. They took care of it. That should be the end of the discussion.

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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    The fed **** up pretty much anything it involves itself in, Leave football alone. A crime? Players deliberately try to injure other players when theirs no outside cash incentive involved, it's just the competitive nature of the game. You can't change that.

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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    Typical Washington BS. Focus on anything but what the people actually want you working on.

    Same ****, different day.

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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    An investigation needed to be done. And it was. By the NFL. They took care of it. That should be the end of the discussion.
    I agree. This is s a waste of time.
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    Re: Senate to hold hearing on bounties

    If they are rewarding player for purposely injuring their opponents then there should be criminal charges filed.
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