NFL Creates Anonymous Tip Line To Report Bounties
While the denials that there was never a New Orleans Saints bounty program continue to get louder and louder, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell continues to stay the course of ridding the league of bounties.
After meeting with Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Goodell announced that the NFL would be creating a tip line for players to report infractions. The tip line would allow players to anonymously inform the league of the existence of bounties and bounty programs.
“We’ve taken very strong action to make sure they’re not part of sports going forward,” Goodell said. “And that the integrity of our game and the safety of our players is paramount. And that we’re going to take very aggressive steps to protect that.”
Along with the tip line, the NFL will send out communication to its teams “making it extremely clear that we have a policy, we’ve had a policy, and we will enforce our policies against bounties if violations occur.” They will also add a “bounties” section to player handbooks and hang posters promoting the tip line in locker rooms.