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Payton, Loomis take 'full responsibility'

Posted on: March 6, 2012 5:17 pm
Edited on: March 6, 2012 5:50 pm
 
Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis have promised never to allow a bounty program in their organization again. (US Presswire)
By Josh Katzowitz

Since the Saints bounty program news broke last Friday, New Orleans coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis have not commented. On late Tuesday  afternoon, they broke their silence, releasing a joint statement through the Saints PR department.

Basically, Payton and Loomis are taking full responsibility. 

Here is the statement:
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. (Tom) 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

You’ll recall that Gregg Williams also apologized in a statement last week, saying, “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. I am truly sorry. I have learned a hard lesson and I guarantee that I will never participate in or allow this kind of activity to happen again.”

It is interesting, though, that the only person to whom they apologize is Benson. Not to Roger Goodell or the fans or the players that might have been physically hurt by the bounties.

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Comments

Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2012 6:10 pm
 

Payton, Loomis take 'full responsibility'

But this guy here is more informed about the entire situation related to this case by reading the same reports everyone else has. Dude, think before you post.. But this guy here is more informed about the entire situation related to this case by reading the same reports everyone else has. Dude, think before you post..

See everybody? It didn't take me long to find one of these morons. I bet your team affiliation has nothing to do with your post. Brother, go back to your cave and keep living in denial. Or at least come back only to add something meaningful to the debate. Are you capable of doing it? Nah, I didn't think so.





Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2012 6:10 pm
 

Payton, Loomis take 'full responsibility'

WOW, really you mean to tell me a scab fence jumping player (Payton) turned out to be an even bigger D- bag as coach. I say ban him for life!!! Who Dat Douche...

LMAO!  I didn't know he was a scab but acording to wikipedia (yes... I know) he was reaaaallybad as a "Spare Bear".
  • In three games he was 8 of 23 passes (34.8%), for 79 yards, 0 TDs, and 1 INT, for a QB Rating of 7.3. He was also sacked 7 times for 47 yards and had one rush attempt for 28 yards. Coincidentally, his one interception came against the , the team he would later go on to coach to a Super Bowl.


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Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2012 6:01 pm
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Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 5:58 pm
 

Payton, Loomis take 'full responsibility'

And if they hadn't been caught their bounty program would have been like the Energizer Rabbit ... it would have just kept going and going and going and going.  Kick them both out of the NFL for life!!!



Since: Apr 25, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2012 5:57 pm
 

Payton, Loomis take 'full responsibility'

WOW, really you mean to tell me a scab fence jumping player (Payton) turned out to be an even bigger D- bag as coach. I say ban him for life!!! Who Dat Douche...



Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2012 5:52 pm
 

Peyton, Loomis take 'full responsibility'

So, all of a sudden, a false and derogatory accusation became the naked truth? Don't these people know that lies are always short lived? Was this the ripple effect of a revealing report by Peter King earlier today? What a shame for the entire Saints organization, badly represented by these two and all the others involved.

Every comparison to the Spygate scandal out there is laughable at best. One thing is taping opponents in order to obtain advantage in the game. This was against the rules and fines were a proper disciplinary measure. Another completely different thing is to reward players to use their "killer" instincts to purposedly knock a player out of the game. The difference is huge. I bet my bottom dollar that those idiots around those threads, boards and Twitter taking this case to "joke" about this becoming a Flag Football league don't have any clue about anything related to the case. They're too dumb to understand the seriousness of all this.

Again, multigame ban and "light" fines just won't repair the damage. Why? Because this would create a sense that is OK to go on like that. Keep bounting, everybody, because the worst thing that can happen is getting a tiny fine and a few games out. Want to set an example for the eternity, Mr. Goodell? Think about lifetime ban, huge fines of tens of millions of dollars, cap cuts or anything that would cause real, lifetime impact on players and/or coaches and/or organization. If the NFL is really serious about what they have been preaching for years now, they'll something in that direction.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 5:51 pm
 

Payton, Loomis take 'full responsibility'

Spell check.  Use it.  Abuse it.  



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 5:48 pm
 

Payton, Loomis take 'full responsibility'

Top headline on main page says "PEYTON".........I knew what they meant, but still made me wonder what was going on. :)


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