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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.

New Orleans' forgettable offseason
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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D.WhoDatNation
Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 2:28 pm
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Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 2:13 pm
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

And for the record, I am neither a Saints or a Vikings fan.. New Orleans is a freaking dump. It makes Los Angeles look clean.



Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 2:12 pm
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

Haha here we go with the Vikings fans whining because they havent won a championship. You are the reason I believe we should go back to testing before you are allowed to vote.

Minnesota fans whine about everything. 

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH  we lost the NFC Championship game because we didn't get to touch the ball in OT. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH


WAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH  we lost the coin flip in 2008 and had to play game 163 in the COLD of Chicago!  WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH  we lost the ALDS because the umps favored the Yankees. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!

They're all babies.
        
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Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 2:10 pm
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

You are from Saint Paul. That is like saying you are from Canada and you are calling us toothless. You also are going into name calling which shows your intelligence. Aints? Boy, Canada is a nice this time of the year eh. Get the eff out of here. Ill be a cheating champion anyday then having a big ol goose egg for a championship. We also never partied harder down here. It was the great time. Sorry, you didnt experience it.



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: March 5, 2012 2:10 pm
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

First of all, I am a huge Saints fan, and I do have all of my teeth.  Second, if you had bothered to read any of my other posts, I have expressed my disdain for Gregg Williams and this "bounty" issue.  I do not advocate trying to injure somebody intentionally.  Playing between the whistles as hard as one can play is advocated.  I think this bounty issue is league- wide, despite what some teams might say.  The Saints were the ones "caught" and will pay a heavy price.  Williams is a repeat offender, and should be suspended.  BUT... the Saints have won many, many games the past 6 years because of Drew Brees, a great offense, a great coaching staff, timely defense and special teams, and a lot of heart and soul.  Gregg Williams is probably the biggest reason the Saints don't have this year's Lombardi Trophy back at Team Headquarters.  Williams and his defense were garbage many times throughout this season.  So your thought that "cheating" helped the Saints win is DEAD WRONG.  Drew Brees and the Offense hanging 40 points on every team is why the Saints won in 2010, and should have won it in 2012.  So generalize somwhere else, and keep pulling for the pathetic Vikings to win something meaningful besides the award for most strippers and pole dancers on the Team's  Yacht.    
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D.WhoDatNation
Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 2:09 pm
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Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 1:54 pm
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

It's not bitterness, it's a lack of patience when dealing with toothless fools such as you Aint's fans.  Your response proves my point (or lack of response I should say).  You feel too guilty to even address the charges and admit your little team did something wrong.  That's pathetic and childish but par for the course with you folks.  If I was an Aint's fan, I'd be bitter.  A historic laughingstock of a franchise that finally lucks out and wins a title, only now to find out that the team cheated to win.  Guess it's time to get the brown grocery bags out again b/c after Goodell gets done with the Aint's, it's back to the shithole for you. 

Wow - newsflash, the Vikes have lost some big games, including 4 SBs... take a look at the posters though, most aren't Vikings fans, meaning fans of other teams have little respect for your cheating little franchise either. 



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 1:42 pm
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

The best part is that Fujita, the former LB for the Saints and now a member of the union braintrust who is pushing for more safety, is implicated so far.



Since: Sep 26, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 1:27 pm
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

1. Follow the money on each club. Who paid the bounties?

2. Any player who suffered a career ending injury while playing a Williams defense can now sue the player(s) who hit him, the team , and probably the owner. 

The lawyers will have a field day with this one.   



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: March 5, 2012 1:22 pm
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

Originaldigga14, you are a bitter Viking fan.  If I were a Viking fan, I would be bitter as well.  No Team has performed as poorly in huge games as the Vikes.  All of those Superbowl losses... Then losing to the Falcons at home in the NFC Championship and then losing to the Saints when victory awaited... and then re-building now when they were so close... Yeah, I guess you can be bitter.  Favre lost that NFC Championship game for minny.  On the pitiful interception, he got hit legally, and was crapping his pants as he threw.  Don't forget the other Viking mistakes as well.  AP had a fumble, and I believe there were a few other turnovers as well.  Nonetheless, game on the line... Field goal wins it for Minny... up steps Favre for a STUPID pick.  Go listen to the audio commentary from the Vikings announcers when he threw it... It is hilarious!! So... yeah... you can be bitter.    


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