Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Anthony Hargrove attempted to clear the air on Thursday about his hit on Brett Favre during the 2009 NFC Championship Game.
With the Saints admitting to having an organized bounty program in place during a three-year period, Hargrove issued a statement on his hit which knocked Favre out of the game with an ankle injury.
"The late hit and the comments were both mistakes," Hargrove said, noting that he "absolutely and categorically" did not want the then-Minnesota Vikings quarterback to be injured.
As for if he received any additional financial compensation for the hit, "nothing for the play some keep referencing," he said.
According to a Sports Illustrated report, Hargrove celebrated the hit at the time by saying," Favre is out of the game! Favre is done! Favre is done!"