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Kurt Warner's Career-Ending Hit Qualified For Williams, Saints' Bounty

As if the New Orleans Saints getting popped for violating the NFL's completely reasonable rule against not paying your team a bounty to deliberately injury somebody hadn't affected the St. Louis Rams enough, with new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams playing the main role in its existence, Deadspin reminds us that the hit that knocked Kurt Warner out for good in 2010 would have qualified, allegedly, for bonus bucks.

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To be honest, I have no sympathy for any explanation Gregg Williams could offer, and I hope he's not only fired by the Rams but banned from football for life, along with anybody who participated in or enacted something like this. I realize that's a long list, and I don't care—when you're talking about putting a price on players' heads you're doing the worst thing this side of gambling on your own team, in terms of the black mark it puts on the sport as a whole.

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I believed all of that before I knew that it had anything to do with the ringleader of the Greatest Show on Turf, but that's certainly not added to my sympathy at all.

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