Eli says Goodell will ensure bounties don't happen again

Eli Manning says he has sat in defensive meetings run by the New York Giants and they’ve never discussed injuring the opposing quarterback.

So, he was outraged when the story of bounties broke Friday and has only spread since.

Obviously it is a big deal, what’s going on,’’ Manning told Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “It’s not good for football and can’t be a part of football. I know Roger Goodell will do a good job figuring all this out and making sure this doesn’t happen again.”

The NFL continues to investigate the matter surrounding Gregg Williams, his former team the New Orleans Saints and others. What outrages most is the idea bounties were handed out for hurting other players.

“I’m kind of sitting there and I say ‘I know the opposing teams are saying the same thing about me,’” Manning said of time spent in Giants’ defensive meetings. “But when you start talking about injuring a guy and carting him off and trying to end his season or career, that’s not what this game is about. I think we should have more respect for the game than that. It can’t be a part of football.”

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