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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Senator calls hearing to examine bounties in NFL

Sen. Dick Durbin is setting up a Judiciary Committee hearing about bounties in professional football and other major sports in the wake of news that New Orleans Saints players received extra cash for hits that hurt particular opponents.

Dear Senator Durbin,

I was dismayed, but not surprised to read that you have called for Senate hearings on NFL bounties.  I suppose hauling all those big named athletes into a hearing room is a lot more fun than dealing with the nation's pressing problems... I mean who wants to wrestle with Iran's nuclear program or come up with a cohesive, functioning energy policy when you can be communing with Roger Goodell, Sean Payton, or Bobby McCray?  Personally I don't think this is the sort of thing we should be paying you for, but in the interest of *compromise*, go ahead and have your hearings... ... right after you pass the 2013 budget.

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