The New Orleans Saints bounty program has been making headlines for weeks now and the fallout has been considerable, to say the least.
The organization is facing substantial fines and the loss of draft picks and head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis have both been issued serious suspensions.
All that already and the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell hasn't even begun yet to deal with the players involved.
But it seems that the harshest punishment will be saved for Greg Williams, the defensive coordinator at the center of this. Things were looking bleak for the indefinitely suspended Williams from the beginning and the recent release of locker room audio has compounded his troubles.
Everyone has, and is entitled, to their own opinions on what the proper punishment for something like this should be. But there is no question that malicious attacks with the intent to injure have no place in sports. Williams and the Saints are obviously going to be made examples of, but this obviously isn't an isolated incident.
Unacceptable behavior is being either coached or condoned in a lot of sports—hopefully the Saints incident helps shine a spotlight on some of it. Let's take a look at 20 ugly incidents in sports.