Monday, March 5, 2012

Boba Fett wants more NFL bounties

Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett has spoken up about the recent NFL scandal in which teams have been found to be placing bounties on opposing players. Gregg Williams, current defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams, probably isn't the first coach to be involved in a bounty program, but he is the first to get caught. Speculation is that Williams not only knew about a bounty program during his time in New Orleans (and possibly Washington and Buffalo) as the defensive coordinator but that he also participated in it, rewarding players with money for knocking opposing players out of games.

While this has drawn plenty of criticism, Boba Fett seems to enjoy it. Most of us know about his work as a bounty hunter who is eventually hired by Darth Vader, but few people are aware of his love for American football. With the addition of bounties, Boba sees no downside for the sport as it, in his words, "promotes good, hard football." He did add "I love to kill people, so seeing bounties put on players makes me smile", but that is largely being overlooked due to Fett's popularity from his Star Wars days.

For now, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell continues to investigate further allegations of bounty programs taking place as he ponders what punishment fits the crime (the current thought is that Goodell will have the offending team's Death Star blown up).  However, with Boba Fett now considering this topic as his new livelihood, it may only be a matter of time until we see bounties become a mainstay in the NFL. Watch out, Goodell!

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