Reeves says pay for hits is wrong | News
Americus native Dan Reeves played during one of the NFL's hardest hitting eras in the 1960s.
Reeves lined up against guys like Butkus and Nitchske.
He says being physical is part of the game but paying players to hurt members of the other team with hard hits is wrong.
The former Cowboy great and long time NFL head coach was in Albany speaking to the annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes dinner.
The FCA is organization Reeves became active with when he played for Tom Landry in Dallas.
The former Falcons head coach says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell did the right thing in suspending Saints head coach Sean Payton for an entire season for the team's bounty program that paid defensive players to injure opposing players or knock them out of the game.
Dan Reeves said. "To pay people extra for hurting somebody is not what the game is about. Sean knows that. He made a tremendous mistake if it was under his tutelage there as head coach. It shouldn't have happened. I think the league had to come down and make a statement that is not something we are going to put up with."
The Saints announced Thursday assistant Joe Vitt will serve as interim head coach during Payton's suspension.
Vitt though has been suspended for 6 games this season over the bounty program.
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