NFL Bounty Case
March 5, 2012 by staff
NFL Bounty Case, For most of us, Friday afternoons are pretty great—the week is winding down, weekend plans are shaping up. But while the stretch between lunch and quitting time on Fridays is a happy one for most working folk, it’s also where people looking to bury bad news—politicians, corporations, anyone else who might want to sneak a big-deal bummer past a clocked-out news media—turn in hopes that fewer people will notice.
So it seems telling that the NFL chose Friday afternoon to release a voluminous report detailing a multi-year investigation into an alleged “bounty system” run by former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, reportedly with the knowledge of general manager Mickey Loomis and head coach Sean Payton, in which Williams and between 22 and 27 players participated in a system that awarded bonuses for injuring opposing players. Perfect Friday afternoon news, in other words.
On Friday evening, Williams issued an apology that read, in part, “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.” Williams is expected to meet with NFL officials today. Saints owner Tom Benson pledged to continue to cooperate with the investigation in a brief statement posted on the team’s website. Loomis and Payton have yet to comment.
Please feel free to send if you have any questions regarding this post , you can contact on
Disclaimer: The views expressed on this site are that of the authors and not necessarily that of U.S.S.POST.