Gregg Williams “Bounty” Program Damages Saints and Team Image

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Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

NFL.com recently broke the news that an NFL investigation found evidence that 22-27 defensive players of the New Orleans Saints contributed funds to maintain a performance-reward program, that included “bounty” payments during the 2009, 2010, and 2011 seasons.

NFL.com says that the program was administered by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

The investigation says that Saints defensive players, and even staff, put up money for knock-out and cart-off hits and that payments doubled or tripled during the Saints play-off appearances.

In a statement released by the league, Commissioner Roger Goodell asserted, “The payments here are particularly troubling because they involved not just payments for “performance”, but also for injuring opposing players.

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Topics: Bounty Program, Drew Brees, Gregg Williams, Mickey Loomis, New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton, The Saints

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