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Former Saints Assistant Gregg Williams Issues Statement On Bounty Scandal

Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams issued a statement concerning the bounty scandal that led to head coach Sean Payton being suspended for the entire 2012 season.

The statement, in full:

I'd like to again apologize wholeheartedly to the NFL, Coach Fisher, the entire Rams organization and all football fans for my actions. Furthermore, I apologize to the players of the NFL for my involvement as it is not a true reflection of my values as a father or coach, nor is it reflective of the great respect I have for this game and its core principle of sportsmanship.

I accept full responsibility for my actions.

I highly value the 23 years that I've spent in the NFL. I will continue to cooperate fully with the league and its investigation and I will focus my energies on serving as an advocate for both player safety and sportsmanship. I will do everything possible to re-earn the respect of my colleagues, the NFL and its players in hopes of returning to coaching in the future.

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