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Chris Harris, Damien Woody say bounty programs are commonplace in NFL

The NFL revealed Friday that the New Orleans Saints ran a bounty program from 2009-2011. The program was led by defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, and the NFL says at least 22-27 players and one assistant coach were involved. While some people are outraged — and probably surprised that the program was approved throughout the franchise — some NFL players are shrugging their shoulders at the revelations.

Below is an exchange on Twitter between NFL defensive back Chris Harris and reporter Darin Gantt. There is also a tweet from former Pro Bowl offensive lineman Damien Woody, who says the same thing as Harris.

Just because bounty systems are commonplace doesn’t mean the Saints should be excused. We all know their objective is to pressure quarterbacks like Brett Favre and Kurt Warner, but there’s a difference between rattling a quarterback legally, and intentionally trying to injure one. It’s the second part that’s a problem.

H/T Business Insider via Hot Clicks, Shutdown Corner

Also See:
Gregg Williams apologizes for Saints bounty system ‘We knew it was wrong’
Saints defense ran bounty system, targeted Kurt Warner, Brett Favre

Chris Harris May Have Been Released, but at Least it Helped Him Trend on Twitter

The Bears released safety Chris Harris Thursday, two weeks after he asked for a trade. Harris was a second-team All-Pro last season, but he only played three games this season after hurting his hamstring in the team’s opener.

Harris is a seven-year veteran, so he’s used to the unpredictably of the NFL. He even managed to find a positive from losing his job:

At least the man has a sense of humor. We can’t really blame Chicago for their decision; Harris was burned by Calvin Johnson for a touchdown in the Detroit loss, and he was burned for a touchdown and dropped an interception against Tampa Bay Sunday. Given how many bad secondaries there are in the league, someone will claim him off waivers.