Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams released the following statement on Friday to address his role in the "bounty" program during his time as the Saints' defensive coordinator over the past three seasons:
"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."
According to the NFL's investigation, Williams administered the "bounty" program and occasionally contributed funds to it.
Williams is expected to face a harsh punishment from the league.
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