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Cedric Maxwell: Celtics placed $10 bounties in NBA

Posted By Ben Rohrbach On March 6, 2012 @ 12:37 pm In General | 8 Comments

During a discussion about the recent report that coaches for the New Orleans Saints were offering rewards [1] between $1,000 and $1,500 for injuring opposing players, former Celtics [2] star Cedric Maxwell [3] claimed the NFL isn’t the only league that’s doled out bounties.

‘€œWe did it in the NBA,” Maxwell told Steve Burton on Sunday night [4]. “We had a guy, Len Elmore, who used to love to take charges. He’€™s an analyst right now for CBS. You might want to hear this Len. We had a bounty on you. If you stepped on his chest, you got paid.’€

Admittedly, the stakes were much different from the allegations against the Saints. The current C’s radio analyst said he got $10 from a pool gathered by the players each time he put an imprint of his size 15 shoe on Elmore’s chest, but there was neither an intent nor reward for inflicting injury.

‘€œEvery time he tried to take a charge and you stepped on him, you got paid,” added Maxwell. “What are they going to do, come back and fine me now?’€


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[1] the New Orleans Saints were offering rewards : http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7638603/new-orleans-saints-defense-had-bounty-program-nfl-says

[2] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[3] Cedric Maxwell: http://media.weei.com/basketball/cedric-maxwell.htm

[4] told Steve Burton on Sunday night: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/03/05/cedric-maxwell-on-bounties-we-did-it-in-the-nba/

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