In the wake of allegations that New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma put a $10,000 bounty on Brett Favre's head prior to the 2010 NFC Championship game, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk attempted to reach out to the Minnesota Vikings for comment, but received a no-comment from Team Spokesman Bob Hagan.
According to the NFL, former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams administered a bounty program in which players received cash bonuses for delivering hard hits and even more for knocking out an opposing player. The NFL believes between 22-27 Saints participated in the program, offering up their own money to enhance the pot.
Favre was pounded like a gavel, twisted like an Auntie Anne's pretzel. The guy got hit so hard and so often Sunday that Superdome officials should have a walking tour of the field.
Florio also astutely points out Adrian Peterson's allegations following the game:
Until Favre talks, keep in mind that Vikings running back Adrian Petersonaccused Saints safety Jabari Greer of twisting Peterson's ankle at the bottom of a pile during a December 2011 game between the teams.
Considering the scope of this story, repercussions are sure to follow for the Saints from the league office. Except a hefty fine and potentially the loss of a draft pick or two.