Illinois Senator Durbin cancels hearing on NFL bounties

June 20, 2012

The senator - after meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell - says he's satisfied with the league's response to the scandal involving the New Orleans Saints paying players for knocking opponents out of games.

"What I hear from them is a good faith effort to acknowledge that problem existed, and deal with it. That to me is dramatically different than a lot of issues presented to us in Congress."

Part of the league's action includes setting up an anonymous hotline for players to call to report suspected bounty activity.

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