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Report: NFL will investigate 'Skins for bounty

Posted on: March 3, 2012 2:21 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2012 2:22 pm
 
By Josh Katzowitz

Former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs says he didn’t know his defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, might have put together a bounty program in Washington before he did the same thing with the Saints, but it sounds like the NFL now will look into what transpired in Washington during Williams’ time there.

That’s what the Washington Post is reporting, citing an anonymous source who says it is standard for the league to investigate accusations that rules have been broken.

New Orleans' forgettable offseason

At this point, it seems fairly clear that there was a bounty program in Washington, especially if you read former Redskins player Matt Bowen’s piece today in the Chicago Tribune in which he writes:

“That's right. We got paid for big hits, clean hits by the rule book. … Money jumped in the playoffs. A bigger stage equaled more coin. Instead of a few hundred dollars, now you got a thousand, maybe more, depending on the player. That's the truth. I can't sugarcoat this. It was a system we all bought into.”

Gibbs told the Post on Friday, “In my life … I wouldn’t ever tell a player to hurt somebody.

“They may say, ‘Well, Joe would know, because everybody else knew.’ But I didn’t know. I’m shocked by this.”

With the NFL investigating, we should have a better idea of who know what and when they knew it.

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Comments

Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2012 11:12 pm
 

Report: NFL will investigate 'Skins for bounty

On the bright side, there's no potential for messy fallout from the Redskins investigation.  The way Washington performed during Gregg Williams' tenure there, nobody will have to worry about a penalty causing any titles or honors to be vacated.




Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2012 9:37 pm
 

Report: NFL will investigate 'Skins for bounty

original.

how do you know that he knew? were you on the coaching staff? youre an idiot. 



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2012 8:35 pm
 

Report: NFL will investigate 'Skins for bounty

WHO CARES!!!!!!



Since: Oct 21, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2012 8:32 pm
 

Report: NFL will investigate 'Skins for bounty

With players like Matt Bowen, the IRS should be interested in knowing how much extra you received!!!!   This could get interesting. 



Since: Oct 21, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2012 8:31 pm
 

Report: NFL will investigate 'Skins for bounty

Jim Boeheim did not know about Bernie Fine eitherWink



Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2012 8:20 pm
 

Report: NFL will investigate 'Skins for bounty

Gibbs probably knew, but there's not really anything they can do about it. As much as the NFL has pushed player safety over the last decade plus, I don't think a fine or suspension is enough, really. For Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton, sure. But when all is said and done, Gregg Williams, the apparent ultimate orchestrator, will most likely be proved a long-term, repeat offender. Hit him with a ban from the league.



Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2012 3:52 pm
 

Report: NFL will investigate 'Skins for bounty

  Coach Fibbs of the Redskins knew..-

Goodell, its time to wake up and get real..  sink this guy and set an example of what the NFL is all about..




Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2012 3:06 pm
 

Report: NFL will investigate 'Skins for bounty

Wow. Now its out in DC too. Williams is a repeat offender. What a role model. To hold him up as such, the NFL should make an example of this kind of leadership.



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: March 3, 2012 3:00 pm
 

Report: NFL will investigate 'Skins for bounty

Gibbs is full of it.  You cannot be a headcoach of a team, and not hear about this type of thing.  The Saints scandal is a prime example.  People not even affiliated witht the team were in on it... you think Gibbs never heard about it in Washington?  No Shot.


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