Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 3/17/12

It may have ratcheted down a bit with ManningMania reaching its pinnacle, but BountyGate is still fresh in the minds of most.

Once again, the Saints’ record-setting franchise player touched on the scandal.

Appearing on Fox Sports Radio Friday, Drew Brees said he “really had no idea” about the bounty program, a “pay-for-performance” system that former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams enforced during his three-year tenure in New Orleans.

“Well, obviously the whole bounty situation is disappointing for all of us, just because for me, I really had no idea what was going on,” Brees said. “It seems there’s an investigation that’s ongoing now for awhile, and the facts are still being gathered. And to be honest, a lot of us found ourselves searching for answers and facts here the past few weeks. But it’s an extremely unfortunate situation, and I think a lot of us are just waiting to see what the investigation turns up and then the decisions that will need to be made by the commissioner and others just so we can move past this.”

Brees added this has been a “big shock” to both himself and the team, and was stunned at the fact he knew nothing of it at the time.

“For all us it was a big shock especially as all this was coming out — all of us were kind of looking at each other like, ‘Was this stuff really going on right under our noses and all of us had no idea?’” he said. “… I think the perception might be different from the reality in certain cases with this thing, because it sure has been painted that we’re all guilty and we’ve all been doing these heinous things.”

(Quotes via SportsRadioInterviews.com and NFL.com)

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