Saints quarterback Drew Brees has previously defended himself as knowing nothing about the team’s system of bounties. Now Brees is also offering a defense of his teammates.
On the Dan Patrick Show, Brees said that he doesn’t think his defensive teammates are the bad guys they’ve been portrayed as in some quarters.
“The whole thing is very disappointing and certainly alarming,” Brees said. “The thing that I want to make people know is I think the perception is we’ve got this locker room full of hit men. And that’s not the case at all.”
However, if Brees didn’t know anything about the bounty program then he also wouldn’t know what the case really is with his defensive teammates. And Brees acknowledges that bounties are wrong and that the NFL needs to put them out of existence.
“For a lot of us this was just as shocking as it was embarrassing,” Brees said. “There’s no place for that in our sport or any sport.”
But there was a place for it in the Saints’ locker room for three years.