This is shocking and very disturbing news to New Orleanians and Saints fans everywhere. Simply awful, awful, awful. 22-24 players were engaged in this bounty program!!! Update...nevermind what I said about the people here...We are listening to the people calling in on our talk sports radio station & they are justifying and minimizing this as if everybody does it. Saying they are paid to perform anyway......... Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter NFL finds Saints maintained illegal bounty program - severe penalties expected | wwltv.com New Orleans NEW ORLEANS —An investigation by the NFL has found that former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams maintained a “bounty” program in violation of league rules from 2009-11, including cash for injuring players and knocking them out of games. The NFL’s security department found that payments were doled out the past three seasons with the “bounty” pool reaching as high as $50,000 at the program’s height in 2009, the season the Saints won the Super Bowl.