The investigation surrounding the New Orleans Saints’ organization regarding the “Bounty Rule” that was established by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (now with the St. Louis Rams sustaining the same position) has placed the club in a difficult situation, wondering what penalties to expect from the league and NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell.
In responds to this manner, team executive vice president Mickey Loomis and head coach Sean Payton released this statement, via team’s press release:
“We acknowledge that the violations disclosed by the NFL during their investigation of our club happened under our watch. We take full responsibility.
“This has brought undue hardship on Mr. Benson, who had nothing to do with this activity. He has been nothing but supportive and for that we both apologize to him.
“These are serious violations and we understand the negative impact it has had on our game. Both of us have made it clear within our organization that this will never happen again, and make that same promise to the NFL and most importantly to all of our fans.”