If this report is true that the Saint's players were actively pooling money for "Big hits" and Causing injury's they will be punished., Unfortunately.
1. You cannot think that the Saint's are the only team doing this.
2. I think it's absolutely awesome. With all of the rules in place to protect players, football is losing it's "Gladiator Demeanor" And taking the edge away from the game.
With all of the rules that are in place of course the players are going to try to give themselves added motivation to play recklessly.
The NFL has done a lot to eliminate injury's and rightfully so, it's a skilled sport now. Not just about to brute strength, but you have to admit this is pretty cool that players do this.