Saints head coach Sean Payton og Saints genera maneger Mikey Loomis kom i går med en officiel udtalelse omkring bounty-gate sagen.
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.
Mickey Loomis & Sean Payton
Hvad straffen for New Orleans Saints og de defensive spillere bliver vides endnu ikke, men NFL har meddelt at de kommende straffe bliver annonceret senest til ejer mødet den 25. marts.