New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis have taken "full responsibility" for the bounty program run by former assistant coach Gregg Williams.
In a statement released Tuesday, Payton and Loomis admit violations of league rules "happened under our watch." They also promised it would never happen again.
Payton and Loomis say Saints owner Tom Benson "had nothing to do" with the bounty pool.
The league's investigation found that Benson told Loomis to stop the bounty program once the NFL alerted the owner about it, but Loomis did not act. The NFL also said Payton was aware of the program and did nothing to stop it.
Williams now is defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams. He met with NFL security officials on Monday as the league continues investigating the bounties.
The Saints held a workout with receiver Randy Moss, 35, who is trying to make a comeback after a year out of football.
Two of quarterback Drew Brees' regular targets, Marques Colston and Robert Meachem, are entering free agency.
Atlanta: Free safety Thomas DeCoud plans to sign a new contract.
Houston: Running back Arian Foster signed a five-year, $43.5 million deal.
Kansas City: The Chiefs released linebacker Demorrio Williams, 31, saving the franchise about $2 million in salary cap space.
San Francisco: The 49ers signed safety C.J. Spillman to a three-year contract extension through the 2014 season.
Draft: Former Georgia Tech receiver Stephen Hill caught all 12 passes thrown to him in a pro day workout on campus. News Services