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Drew Brees denies any involvement in Saints bounty program

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Williams Audio: ‘Kill The Head The Body Will Die’

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New Orleans Saints: Statement From Mickey Loomis, Sean Payton

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Saints coaches were all laughs

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NFL thoughts: the bounty system is as old as the game

It's been a crazy week in the National Football League. The combine is over, draft talk is heating up, franchise tags have been handed out, teams have started re-signing their own players, and some cuts have gone down. A crazy week... and then the pay for pain story broke. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, then of the New Orleans Saints, was caught with an elaborate bounty...
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