(NEW YORK) — Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who has apologized for setting up a bounty system that paid Saints defensive players for making big plays and even knocking opposing players out of games, is set to meet with NFL security officials in New York to discuss the system.
An NFL investigation found that Williams, now defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams, and as many as 27 Saints players were involved in the bounty system from 2009-2011.
“It was a terrible mistake, and we knew it was wrong while we were doing it,” Williams said in a statement released Friday. “Instead of getting caught up in it, I should have stopped it. I take full responsibility for my role. I am truly sorry.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire