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Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

Posted on: March 4, 2012 5:43 pm
Edited on: March 5, 2012 8:00 am
Gregg Williams, right, has been summoned to meet with Roger Goodell again. (Getty Images)
By Josh Katzowitz

The NFL has summoned former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to New York City on Monday for more discussions with security officials about alleged violations of the league's bounty rules.

The meetings with NFL officials, including a possible sit down with commissioner Roger Goodell, come in the wake of new reports that Williams ran illegal bounty programs during his stints with the Redskins and Bills.

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Obviously, this is terrible, though not unexpected, news for the current Rams defensive coordinator, recently hired for Jeff Fisher’s new staff in St. Louis.

In an email to The Associated Press, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote, the league will continue "addressing the issues raised as part of our responsibility to protect player safety and the integrity of the game."

Already, Williams has apologized for his actions, saying, “I want to express my sincere regret and apology to the NFL, Mr. Benson, and the New Orleans Saints fans for my participation in the 'pay for performance' program while I was with the Saints. It was a terrible mistake, and we knew it was wrong while we were doing it. Instead of getting caught up in it, I should have stopped it. I take full responsibility for my role. I am truly sorry. I have learned a hard lesson and I guarantee that I will never participate in or allow this kind of activity to happen again.”

Of course, that statement was released before we knew about the possibility of the programs in Washington, where he was the defensive coordinator under Joe Gibbs, and Buffalo, where he was head coach from 2001-03.

And while there has been a report that Williams would face a fine but not likely a suspension -- again, before we heard about Washington and Buffalo -- I’m guessing Goodell is going to leave all disciplinary options open after listening to what Williams has to say.

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Since: Jul 24, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2012 4:32 pm

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

What is wrong with you digga is not your premise; it is your angry confrontational nasty presentation and your mean-spirited ignorant cheap shots at all Saints fans; all guised as righteous indignation; that makes you a such a douche. I can explain it to you all day; but I can't understand it for you. You are hopeless.

As for Steeler fan, I'm just messing around with Rapelessberger; using him for a point completely unrelated. I like the dude. Just having a little fun with him. I wasn't there, but I doubted the allegations against Big Ben from the beginning. Didn't the prosecutors down there agree?

Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 4:31 pm
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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 4:23 pm

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

OJ wasn't convicted either....

Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 4:14 pm

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

You went to all that trouble little Tiger but you didn't point out what was wrong with any of the statements???  Of course, you initially agreed the Saints took cheap shots, had a bounty, and the players/coaches involved are dirt.  So try again to prove me wrong.  Calling me bitter shows you can't.

Since: Sep 14, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 4:01 pm

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

Damn that was quick.  I'm a steelers fan and  think he caught a bum rap.  If he was found guilty i wouldn't want him on my team but he wasn't. people prey on professional athletes.  It's too easy. 

Since: Sep 14, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 3:58 pm

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

I wonder if williams will put a bounty on Roger Goodell and have one of his players hurt him in the parking lot before thier meeting.  I would pay to see that.  Big money too

Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: March 5, 2012 3:55 pm

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

If "one zillion" pepole have called him Rapelesberger, then there must be a reason, right??  I think everyone is simply having a little fun at the expense of a guy, who put himself in bad situations a few times.  At any rate, why do you care so much??

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2012 3:54 pm

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

Pats cheating > Saints bounty.

The penaltly should be less than the Patriots receiving for cheating.    

Since: Sep 14, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 3:46 pm

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

Congratulations you are the one zillionth person to use the phrase Raplelesberger. For your reward you lose 200,000 originality points which puts you at about carrot top status. He was never convicted and everybody knows it's too easy to judge a drunkin situation between imature adults nowadays. I could cry rape on a female nowadays.  Stick to statistics and not heresay because its just as easy to say he's innocent as it is to say he's guilty cuz none of us know what happened. But i do know he wasn't convicted in a court of law. Was not found guilty in a court of law. That means something

Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 3:44 pm

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

Hagard needs to lay off the caffeine.

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