August 21, 2010; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams calls a player to the sideline during the second half of a 38-20 win by the New Orleans Saints over the Houston Texans during a preseason game at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Breaking: Redskins cleared in 'Bounty' probe, will face no punishment

On Thursday, league sources announced they have ended their investigation on the Washington Redskins concerning the “bounty program” scandal that rocked the NFL earlier this year, due to lack of evidence that a program that rewarded players for dirty hits ever existed.

The NFL found the New Orleans Saints guilty of a bounty program, and the team was slapped with fines and major suspensions. Head Coach Sean Payton was suspended the entire season for not stopping the program when he was alerted, as was General Manger Mickey Loomis, and assistant head coach Joe Vitt. Former defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, was suspended indefinitely for his role in “leading” the program.

Several former Redskins players came forward anonymously saying Gregg Williams ran a bounty program while in Washington in the mid-2000’s. Due to the fact that some of these accusations were very detailed, the league was forced to also launch an investigation on Washington.

The Buffalo Bills were also cleared of any wrong-doing. Neither team will face any punishment from the leauge.

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