If it's not a bounty, if it is, either way, they are attempting to injure another player. Pete should be banned from the NFL. For those interested, wikipedia has an in-depth page on the subject. It's worth reading. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Saints_bounty_scandal This only happened because of an anonymous player/whistle blower... "Between 22 and 27 Saints defensive players were involved. The players and Williams contributed their own cash to the pot, and received cash payments based on their performance in the previous week's game. For instance, a special teamer who downed a kick returner inside the receiving team's 20-yard-line earned $100. Players could also be fined for mental mistakes and penalties. Players also received "bounties" for "cart-offs" (plays in which an opponent was removed from the field on a stretcher or cart) and "knockouts" (plays that resulted in a player being unable to return for the rest of the game). Players usually earned $1,000 for "cart-offs" and $1,500 for "knockouts" during the regular season, though they were encouraged to put their winnings back into the pot in order to raise the stakes as the season went on. Payments were known to double or even triple during the playoffs."