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Gregg Williams apologizes for Saints bounty system ‘We knew it was wrong’

Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams apologized for running a bounty system while he was with the team. Williams’ statement was released shortly after the NFL’s investigative findings about New Orleans’ system was published.

“I want to express my sincere regret and apology to the NFL, Mr. Benson, and the New Orleans Saints fans for my participation in the ‘pay for performance’ program while I was with the Saints. It was a terrible mistake, and we knew it was wrong while we were doing it. Instead of getting caught up in it, I should have stopped it. I take full responsibility for my role. I am truly sorry. I have learned a hard lesson and I guarantee that I will never participate in or allow this kind of activity to happen again.”

Williams knew it was wrong at the time, but do you think he and his players regret it? They won a Super Bowl by going after opposing quarterbacks and star players. I’m not sure they do. And how much will Williams be penalized now that he’s a coach with the Rams, not the Saints? I hope it’s at least a hefty fine. They need to come down hard on the Saints if they want bounty systems to stop.


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