You may not buy this, but Wire did confirm the presence of a bounty system in Buffalo when he was there. I post this for your pondering.
Does it mean the Falcons didn't have such a system in the past? I honestly don't know, and more to the point, I can live without knowing. But it's worth remembering that the Saints aren't alone here, even if it was ultimately their hubris that got them caught.
This complicates the narrative for the NFL, who now will have to explain why the hammer is going to fall on the Saints and not the Redskins, Titans, Bills, etc. who have all been linked to the bounty system.
Expect the Saints to be made an example of, nonetheless.