This may be a bit early, but I am very upset with the NFL looming scandal about paying players bonuses to injure opposing players. NFL players are generally well paid, but most have short careers that should not be shortened by willful injuries. Any coach or team official paying such bonuses should be banned from the sport for the rest of his/her life. If investigation shows a pattern of widespread abuse, I would favor a one year timeout for the entire league–no preseason, no season, and no post-season play for 12 months.
- NFL meets with coach in New Orleans Saints bounty scandal (guardian.co.uk)
- Loose Ball: NFL Players Disrespect Themselves (theroot.com)
- The Real Outrage Of The Saints Bounty Scandal [Scrutiny Of The Bounty] (deadspin.com)
- Nfl Admits Some Owners May Have Placed Bounties on One Another (itsallsatire247.wordpress.com)