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Finally, a Much Needed Congressional Hearing on… Sports Bounties

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By Doug Powers  •  March 23, 2012 03:21 PM

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Coming to a Chicago Bears game in the near future: Sen. Dick Durbin calls an official timeout so he can go “under the hood” to decide whether a hit was bounty related so federal charges can be filed if necessary:

Senate Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Thursday that he would chair a hearing of the Judiciary Committee on bounties in sports to determine whether federal bribery laws should be expanded to include such activities.

Durbin made the announcement a day after the NFL suspended New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton for one year and imposed other suspensions and fines on Saints personnel for their involvement in a bounty program.

“Many sports involve human contact and the chance of serious injury. But when an injury is by design and is paid for, we’ve moved beyond any definition of sport,” Durbin said.
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According to Durbin, representatives from the NFL, NHL, NBA, Major League Baseball and the NCAA will be asked to testify.

Let me go out on a limb: Durbin’s “solution” will be increased government oversight of all major sports paid for by some sort of new ticket tax.

Hopefully somebody in Congress will also initiate hearings to find out who in DC has apparently been offering a bounty to any Beltway player that successfully manages to take out the US economy, but I won’t hold my breath.

Here’s Durbin on the Senate floor calling for immediate congressional action to address the pressing issue of gas prices crippling debt Iran unemployment finally passing a budget sports bounties:

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