NFL will keep looking into bounties

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says it will keep looking at plays from recent seasons after a league investigation found that the New Orleans Saints paid bounties to players for knocking opponents out of games.

League spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email to The Associated Press on Sunday the NFL will be "addressing the issues raised as part of our responsibility to protect player safety and the integrity of the game."

Several players around the league have said the Saints and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams weren't the only ones with such a system. Former Redskins safety Matt Bowen says Williams had a similar bounty scheme when he was in Washington.

Aiello says the league would not comment on other reports. He adds that the NFL will look at "any relevant info regarding rules being broken," saying that is "standard procedure."