I'm saying players have been encouraged to "kill," "maim," "destroy" since probably Pop Warner and definitely since high school; bounty gate is nothing new. I think there is a gray area when it comes to clean hits or dirty hits; but going for the knees, for example, is a clean play according to the rules of football. Before this year (last year, maybe?) a head shot was not illegal either.
I'm saying its like writing tickets for jaywalking - sure, its illegal, but everybody jaywalks. Should it be illegal? That's another discussion altogether. However punishing one team for football culture, especially THIS harshly, seems way over the top to me.