The NFL released an official statement regarding the Saints' bounty program on Wednesday.
In addition to announcing the harsh punishments that the Saints now face because of the program, the league also shared the findings of its investigation.
Among many other findings, the league discovered that quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Brett Favre and Kurt Warner had bounties placed on them as part of the program.
Payments were made for plays such as fumble recoveries and interceptions, but payments were also made for plays on which opposing players were injured.
According to the NFL's release, "multiple sources have confirmed that several players pledged funds toward bounties on specific opposing players, with defensive captain Jonathan Vilma offering $10,000 to any player who knocked Brett Favre out of the NFC Championship Game in 2010."
According to the release, the findings of the investigation, corroborated by multiple independent sources, were "conclusively established."