Stevie Johnson: Bounties are ‘stupid, ridiculous’
When Jim Rome asked Stevie what he thought about the recent “bounties” scandal. The back-to-back 1,000 yard WR had this to say.
“stupid” and “ridiculous, and I think it goes against what NFL players work for in the first place.”
Stevie followed that by saying- “I think it’s stupid, I don’t understand why other players do that or even participate in something like that. We got in this league through blood, sweat and tears. We grinded our way to get in the position we’re in and then you put out a bounty or a hit on somebody to injure them? I don’t like it at all and I kind of get frustrated by it.”
I’m sure the majority of players share the same stance as Stevie. In a day in age where NFL rules are swayed more in the direction of protecting players from long-term problems due to football injuries, a bounty system really seems to shake the foundation of what players, owners and league officials are working towards.