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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
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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: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:10 am
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

BillStav,
If Vegas had a wager going on this. I would bet it was Bobby McCray. He was very upset when the Saints released him. It is the only disgruntled player the Saints have had in the past couple of years. He was hurt that he was released. He was also under ridicule that he took a cheap shot when Favre gave that handoff. He makes the most sense. My friend also said that some Saints player tweeted that it was him.



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:10 am
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

I would love to know who ratted... Another poster suggested Bobby Mcray, and that was my first inclination as well.  Saints cut him, and he was not happy.  Don't think he even got picked up thereafter.  Disgruntled wash- out, maybe he blabbed his fat mouth.


rangerswin12
Since: Mar 1, 2012
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:09 am
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Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:07 am
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

royalstar05... The Saints got to the Superbowl 09-10 because Brett Favre choked when the game was the Vikings to win.  He threw a horrific interception, trying to go across his body and across the field with basically no time left and the Vikings already in field goal position.  Don't mistake that event with anything other than human failure by Favre. 



Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:07 am
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

I wish there was a bounty system at my job.  i would take out a couple of these peopl for free, but to be paid.  LOVE IT!!



Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:06 am
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

The number one rule in football is protect yourself at all times.  I would hope the Steelers don't have a bounty pot.  Harrison pays too much money in fines to make any money hurting players. 



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:03 am
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

Who is the rat in the bounty case?    They will be out of the NFL for sure.

Just like Eric Mangini in the spygate issue.   Mangini is out of the NFL and won't be welcomed back.

Every team does bounties and films stuff they shouldn't.   It's part of the game like it or not.


rangerswin12
Since: Mar 1, 2012
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:02 am
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Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:02 am
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

Throw him out of the league.  Lifetime ban.  The guy's a skunk.  Always has been.  You wanna prevent it from happening again?  Gone for life.  And suspend Payton for a year to learn him a lesson.



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:56 am
 

Gregg Williams to meet with NFL again

If you not going to be a part of the solution, than you are the problem. So, I am going to be a part of the solution. Starting next year all the players will wear short skirts, team colors, be given a pair pon pons, teams colors, as well. If the runner or person with the ball is TOUCHED with the pon-pons by a defensive player than the play is dead. LETS ALL CHEER !!!!!!!      Come ON MAN  !!!!!!  Whether there is a bounty are not, these players are paid to WIN at the GAME OF FOOTBAL. If that means injuring the other teams player to increase their odds of winning thats what they will do.  New Orleans is hosting the SuperBowl and the NFL would NOT like to see the Host team playing on a home field advantage, it happen to Dallas. New Orleans is viewed as a strong candidate to play in the Super Bowl, so what better way to prevent that from even being a factor.


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