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NFL: Bounty on Favre at least $35,000

The NFL released more details about bounties the Saints put on opponents in 2009. The bounty on Brett Favre during the NFC title game was at least $35,000. Original reports suggested it was a $10,000 bounty, initiated by linebacker Jonathan Vilma -- but he wasn't alone...
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The NFL released more details about bounties the Saints put on opponents in 2009. The bounty on Brett Favre during the NFC title game was at least $35,000. Original reports suggested it was a $10,000 bounty, initiated by linebacker Jonathan Vilma -- but he wasn't alone...

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