Today the Saints' Front Office announced that all future contracts entered into by players, coaches, and any general staff members will include a pledge not to engage in any actions that could be construed as participation in a "bounty" program offering monetary gain for inflicting purposeful injury on any other players in the National Football League. The first violation of this pledge will lead to dismissal from the New Orleans Saints
football franchise and forfeiture of any future monies due.
Mr. Benson assured this reporter that this policy is in effect immediately and is not to be considered negotiable in any part.
Before wrapping up the interview I was told that the New Orleans Saints have dismissed a member of their equipment staff for encouraging players to contribute to a common fund to buy Bounty Fabric Softener. The Bounty fund was deemed to be excessive and completely unnecessary for use on polyester jerseys. "It's been going on for a few years now. If news of this fund were to leak to the other teams we would be the laughing stock of the NFL," said a staff member who wishes to remain anonymous due to strict laundering rules established by Coach Gregg Williams (now with the St. Louis Rams
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