Sports violence: NFL hands out latest punishments - Article Photos 3/7

FILE - This Aug. 12, 1978 file photo shows Oakland Raider's Jack Tatum (32) hitting New England Patriots receiver Darryl Stingley (84) during an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif. Violence is part of the game in many sports. But when athletes cross the line it can attract the attention of authorities _ sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors. The punishment of four members of the New Orleans Saints for participating a cash-for-hits bounty system targeting opponents is the latest example but not the only one. (AP Photo/Oakland Tribune, Ron Riesterer, File) NO SALES