Among highlights from the NFL's 93-minute press briefing on Monday, which detailed evidence from the New Orleans Saints' BountyGate scandal, included proof that safety Roman Harper was once due $1,000 for knocking New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs out of a game. It was the second such bounty paid out for injuring a Giants player, the first being offensive lineman Kareem McKenzie in 2009.
A look back at the history between the Giants and Saints indicates that both payouts came from the same game; a game in which the Saints defeated the Giants 48-27. However, Jacobs would ultimately exact revenge on Harper when he completely obliterated the veteran safety during a Monday night game in 2011.
Jacobs would not miss any time as a result of his injury in 2009, but McKenzie went on to miss the following game against the Arizona Cardinals because of the groin injury he sustained at the hands of the Saints.
As evidence continues to mount against New Orleans, don't be surprised if you hear about more bounties that were placed on members of the Giants. In recent years, cheap shots have been quite evident against the likes of quarterback Eli Manning and more recently, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.
In the mean time, we'll have to listen to Saints quarterback Drew Brees try to dismiss Bountygate any way he can.
“If NFL fans were told there were ‘weapons of mass destruction’ enough times, they’d believe it,” Brees tweeted. “But what happens when you don’t find any?”
It's worth noting that alleged proof exists that Brees was not only aware of the bounties, but he was aware that proof of the bounties also existed.
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