New Orleans, frequent murder capital of the United States, is home to a well-known professional sports team. Nobody would describe American football as a gentle sport, but the Saints have been outed for taking their violence to levels inappropriate even to football. The Saints paid players a bonus when they succeeded in causing play-finishing injuries to opposing players.
Why did they pay a bounty to players injuring opponents? It turns out New Orleans fans have the same bloodlust in their sport taste as they do in their street life.
Maybe the end of the bounty is related to the larger move to stem the flow of blood in New Orleans.