The New Orleans Saints and Gregg Williams bounty scandal has come under a lot of fire, especially given the fact that multiple reports are indicating Saints owner Tom Benson gave the order for Payton and Loomis to put an end to the bounty program. This order was obviously ignored, but according to a report by Sports Illustrated, Benson supports both head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis.
"The bond between Sean and Mickey and Mr. Benson could not be stronger," a team the official told The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still ongoing. "(Benson) is 110 percent behind his guys."
The punishment for the bounty scandal is not known at this moment, but the penalty handed down is expected to be pretty severe. While it seems a bit odd that Tom Benson would be "110 percent" supportive of Payton and Loomis despite them ignoring a direct order, it's not really surprising.