Shaun Alexander a target from 'Bounty-gate'?

Shaun Alexander a target from 'Bounty-gate'?

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SEATTLE - JANUARY 14: Runningback Shaun Alexander #37 of the Seattle Seahawks is attended to by Seahawks personal after an injury during the first quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game on January 14, 2006 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington.

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by JOEL KNIP / KING 5 SPORTS

KING5.com

Posted on March 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 23 at 8:54 PM

Bounty-gate takes a turn towards the Seahawks.   A Washington D.C. reporter writes about the January 2006 playoff game between the Redskins and Seahawks.  An anonymous Redskins player tells the reporter then Washington defensive coordinator Gregg Williams wanted them "to get Shaun Alexander".   According to the article, that player said LaVarr Arrington knocked Alexander out of the game on a relatively common hit.  The tackle wasn't over the top. We pulled the clip for the news tonight on KING 5, and I agree, it looked like a regular play.  Alexander was just unfortunate. 

ESPN's Mike Sando pulled a quote from that game.  Here's a snippet of what Alexander said after the game, ""It was one of those plays where you're not sure whether it was a shoulder or a knee. I just got hit in the right spot." Alexander stayed on the ground for a while.  FOX had to take a commercial break.  When they came back, the NFL's MVP for 2005 was on the sidelines gettting checked out.

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