The NFL reportedly won’t be taking action in response to Jets linebacker Calvin Pace’s claim that the team wanted to put Dolphins running back Reggie Bush “on out” during Sunday’s game.
The upshot of the remarks is that the Jets wanted, via the use of clean, legal hits, to knock Bush out of the game.
Where have we heard that before?
The motivation the Jets had with respect to Bush is no different than the motivation the Saints had with respect to Brett Favre or Kurt Warner or anyone/everyone else. The only difference is that a little extra money was offered to Saints players who successfully put players “on out.”
While we realize that the exchange of money can make a motivation that otherwise is legal illegal, what the Saints did seems far less sinister — and far less worthy of stiff punishments — when considering the reality that the Jets had the very same goal.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!