In the wake of the Saints bounty scandal, there has been plenty of talk about how the NFL actually functions. Many learned that bounties in some form have existed for years, the Chris Carter/Bill Romonowski nonsense has come up & now Ben Roethlisberger chimes in.
Big Ben told Dan Patrick that he thought the 49ers targeted his injured ankle in a Monday Night game last year.
“Um, wow, that’s tough,” Roethlisberger said on “The Dan Patrick Show,” via Comcast SportsNet Bay Area . “I don’t really complain about that stuff, either. But I think when we played San Fran, I felt like there were some things going on, some extra … Now, obviously, I did have the ankle and I was playing, so there was kind of a bulls-eye on there anyway. But for the most part, guys play tough and you go into a game expecting it. I expect to be tougher than them.”
Ben also went on to say that he doesn’t believe he has ever been the target of a bounty or that anyone has tried to end his career.
I’m not sure about you… But this sounds like a bunch of whining & politicking for the upcoming season. If you’re on the field, you better be able to play and protect yourself.