Saints Release Official Statement About ‘Bounty’ Penalties
So far the talk of the day has been about The New Orleans Saints Organization and the suspension of Head Coach Sean Payton for the 2012 football season. There is a lot of investigation going on about the 'bounty scandal', but now the official site for the New Orleans Saints has spoken up.From what we know the Saints organization will not have any second round draft picks for the next 2 years and will also be fined $500,000.
This is the statement from the website:
Today, Commissioner Goodell apprised us of the severe penalties facing our club, as proposed by the NFL.
We recognize our fans’ concerns and we regret the uncertainty this episode has created for them. We are humbled by the support our organization has received from our fans today in the wake of this announcement, and we ask them to continue to stand with us, as they have done in the past, when both our team and our city have overcome greater adversities.
To our fans, the NFL and the rest of our league, we offer our sincere apology and take full responsibility for these serious violations.
It has always been the goal of the New Orleans Saints to create a model franchise and to impact our league in a positive manner.
There is no place for bounties in our league and we reiterate our pledge that this will never happen again."
Seems like the Saints mean business!