Obviously nothing would come of this now because it happend a more than a decade ago and theres probably not any evidence.
But if this was going on the past couple of years with the panthers and there was evidence you think the players would get off easy because "oh well least the coaches werent involved"
The only difference would be that the coaches wouldnt get suspended if they knew nothing about it. Dont think for a moment that theyd be let off the hook. Lying about it or what have you has nothing to do with it. Its about protecting the players and every single statement from goodell has confirmed that.
No that's not what I'm saying... if it came out now that ANY teams players were doing bounties, then I'm sure the NFL would come down on them just like they're going to punish the Saints* players for this. Bounties are not right, no matter who is doing it... what I'm saying is that it's much worse that the coaches actually RAN the program, encouraged players to injure opposing players and LIED to the NFL about all of it. The defense is "everybody does it" when CLEARLY no one was doing it the way the Saints* were doing it.