October 24, 2008

It's A League Game, Terrell...

Screen shot courtesy of ESPN's NFL Live...
So for all of you out there wondering what the league's policy is on "bounties," here it is in black and white, as narrated by Tec.

Pertinent language?

1. "Any gifts by players to teammates...during the season are prohibited."
2. "This includes...'BIG Hit' incentives...for stopping an opponent..."

Or don't you know how to read, Terrell Suggs?

Of course, the term, "incentives," isn't clearly defined in this snippet of the policy. But I imagine a mutual agreement among teammates could be enough. And let's face it, the aim of the policy is clearly to discourage "bounties," or whatever you want to call them. So I'm pretty sure it applies in this instance.

This is not 'nam, Terrell. This is the NFL. There are rules.

PS - Chances are you'll see this again during the [Unnamed] Steelers Pregame Show on Sunday...but just act like it's new to you. It's more fun that way.

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