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Football Coordinator Paid Players To Hurt Opponents

Controversy is brewing in the NFL. It centers on a former defensive coordinator who offered his players "bounties" for hurting opponents. The coach, Greg Williams, has worked for the New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams. He was expected to meet with NFL officials on Monday. The scandal is sparking outrage from players and fans alike.
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Redskins Players Describe Williams' 'Bounty System'

Several Redskins players spoke out over the weekend about former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and his alleged bounty system, which rewarded players with cash bonuses for deliberately injuring opposing players.

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Should NFL's Gregg Williams Be Banned, Fined Or Pardoned For Bounties?

The coach has admitted paying bounties to players who knocked opponents out of games. Did he go out of bounds, even in an already violent sport?
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NHL Teams Up With Black Colleges

The National Hockey League wants to broaden its reach, particularly to African American students. So the NHL is joining forces with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to offer scholarships to students in hockey programs to attend public historic black colleges and universities. Host Michel Martin talks with Johnny C. Taylor Jr., head of the fund.
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70-Year-Old Japanese Equestrian Wins Olympic Spot

Just shy of his 71st birthday, Japanese equestrian Hiroshi Hoketsu has won a place at the London Olympics for dressage. Japanese officials are still deciding whether he will compete.
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A Changing Season: A New Spring Training Ethos

Baseball's spring training used to be taken as a sign of spring, but it sounds more like ka-ching these days. Host Scott Simon speaks with Jim Bouton, author of Ball Four and former pitcher for the New York Yankees, about spring training past and present.

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