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Thursday
Mar222012

Senate to Hold Hearing on Bounties in the NFL

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Calling the New Orleans Saints' bounty system “troubling” and “disturbing,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL., announced on Thursday his intention to hold a Judiciary Committee hearing in April about bounties in the NFL.

“A spirit of aggressiveness and competitiveness is an integral part of many sporting contests, but bribing players to intentionally hurt their opponents cannot be tolerated,” Durbin said on the Senate floor. “We have to put an end to this.”

Durbin said he is convening a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee to make sure that this never happens again on any team in any sport.

“We will have a hearing and put on the record what sports leagues and teams at the professional and collegiate levels are doing to make sure that there's no place in athletics for these pay-to-maim bounties,” he said. “I want to hear the policies and practices in each of the major sports and collegiate sports that are being put in place and have one explore whether federal legislation is required.”

The hearing, which will be called after the Easter recess in the Senate, will invite representatives and witnesses from the major sporting leagues and the NCAA.

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Tuesday
Mar292011

Dad Allegedly Put Bounty on Daughter's Boyfriend 

Adam Gault/Thinkstock(LA MESA, Calif.) -- A man allegedly posted signs at Grossmont College offering a $3,000 bounty for the "dead or alive" capture of his teenage daughter's boyfriend.

Domingos Oliveira, 49, was arraigned Tuesday for solicitation of murder after being arrested Friday. Police said they found evidence linking Oliveira to the crime at his home.

The 19-year-old college student's boyfriend is a 33-year-old registered sex offender, convicted of lewd and lascivious acts against a 14- or 15-year-old, officials said.

The poster promised $3,000 cash for the delivery of the boyfriend's body, complete with a picture of the man and his name. The poster listed the man as a resident of El Cajon, Calif., and enrolled at Grossmont College. Police also said the poster identified him as friends with a 19-year-old student at the college.

La Mesa Police Officer Carlos Midiro said he can't recall an alleged crime quite like this in La Mesa. There were eight fliers recovered from the campus grounds, he said.

A representative from Grossmont College said that privacy regulations prohibited the college from saying whether any of the parties involved are students at the school. But the school was notified of the incident.

Police said they were able to track down the suspect because his daughter and her boyfriend came to the police station to report the fliers. A neighbor of Oliveira next to his Spring Valley residence, Verne Howe, said Oliveira and his daughter were not on good terms.

ABC News contacted the Oliveira home but received no immediate response.

Oliveira is being held on $250,000 bail.

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