So it seems that completely upending the banking industry wasn’t enough for Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). Now he wants to lock up the New Orleans Saints defense. According to the Associated Press, Durbin has called a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to explore whether federal law can make “bounty” systems illegal. He has asked representatives from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAA to testify.
This is yet another example of when the “there oughta be a law” crowd goes wild. Does Durbin feel that the NFL’s punishment of the Saints isn’t enough and now they need to worry about criminal charges? This is completely ridiculous. Hopefully public reaction will be enough to squash this assinine idea before it goes anywhere, but Durbin is from NFC North division territory so you never know.