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Williams meets with NFL Security

Posted on: March 5, 2012 5:47 pm
 
Gregg Williams, one of the men at the center of the bounty controversy involving the New Orleans Saints, met with officials from NFL Security on Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

I'm told these officials had a great many more questions for Williams about his role not just in the Saints' scandal but also if he was involved in other instances of organizing bounties. Newspaper reports have linked Williams to bounty programs at his previous coaching stops in Washington and Buffalo. No other details of the meeting were available.

The NFL's investigation, I'm told, is focusing on the players involved in the Saints bounty scandal but perhaps even more on Williams, coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis.

One message the NFL wants to make clear is that coaches and managers are responsible for the actions of their players and others. Commissioner Roger Goodell also wants to make a statement that player safety is paramount.

It's expected the NFL will release its disciplinary decisions within the next few weeks.
 
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Since: Mar 3, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:13 am
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

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Read this great article I read about how bounty hunting is an old NFL practice and how multiple teams have engaged in it and some others still are. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It really adds to the conversation that is happening right now.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 1:34 am
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

Gregg Williams, one of the men at the center of the bounty controversy involving the New Orleans , met with officials from NFL Security on Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

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One message the NFL wants to make clear is that coaches and managers are responsible for the actions of their players and others. Commissioner Roger Goodell also wants to make a statement that player safety is paramount.


Hmmmm. What message does it send that Goodell meets with low level folks - like players - when they get arrested on their own time and he considers players' personal conduct to reflect negatively on the NFL.


But he's above it all and too busy to get involved when the NFL allows Indy to hire a coach - without sanction or fine* - that got fired for the same ethical violations at the collegiate level for which his players sat games with NFL suspensions.  &n
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And, Goodell doesn't plan to meet with the coach who runs a program to pay for injuries in blatant violation of well-known NFL policy (and, apparently, after the NFL warned the GM to stop him). Sounds kinda like a criminal racket that truly calls the integrity of the game into question.   




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*I know the team fined or suspended him. The league could leave player discipline strictly to the teams too... but they don't.



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2012 1:09 am
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

Teres Minor, you have, once again, showed how monumentally stupid you truly are.  The NFL needs to sweep it under the rug and work behind the scenes to make sure it never happens???  Are you really this stupid or just pretending, because if you are, then God help you in the rest of your life.  So much stink has already been raised, and words said, and words backed up by others...how exactly do you propose everyone who has read about it forget it and the NFL act like it never happened, and work "nehind the scenes to make sure it never happens again"???  Oh, I know....you propose the NFL use the pen trick from Men in Black on us???  Friggin' idiot.



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:04 am
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

Is Gregg Williams more reponsible for these bounties than the Head Coach, who condoned it? This going to be really bad for that organization. They not only will be punished for letting this happen, but they will be punished so hard to make sure that nobody will EVER do that again. It will not only be the Defensive Co-Ordinator, Head Coach, General Manager and Owner. There is a lot of talk that all the players that were on those defense's, will also face the wrath of Goodell. On top of all of that, the league will be watching the Saints for the next 5 years, for every boarderline or late hit.



Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:13 pm
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

That late hit on kurt warner is a joke. Hope hes get fined real hard.



Since: Nov 4, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:53 pm
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

I agree with everything Teres Minor wrote in regard to the NFL dealing with this situation except that Gregg Williams has to pay in some manner.  His childish and criminal actions may have seriously hurt other players, caused brain damage, ended players careers...  He has to be responsible for his actions and the NFL has to reduce liability.

The Answer: Williams has to "retire" and he has to pay.  How about a generous donation to the Brain Injury Council or the retired NFL players who played in the era before all of this big money and now have nothing because the brain injury they have makes them unhireable.



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:12 pm
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

Its not that other teams do it all the time, its that it is common practice leaguewide...
Speeding is common practice nation-wide too.  That doesn't mean a cop should let you off the hook if they catch you doing 20 over.



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Since: Nov 2, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:08 pm
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Since: Jun 24, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:03 pm
 

BREAKING NEWS - THIS JUST IN......

wow, what a huge surprise, NFL players try to hurt other NFL players during games??? oh my, who could have ever seen this coming? as long as contact sports are played (NFL, NHL, NBA, Soccer, etc) there will forever be a place for the "goons" on these teams. limited skill players that can defend their teammates with brute strength. and not only defend their teammates from the other teams' goons, but also deliver the blows that scare the opposing offenses and get them out sync. out of all of the leagues, it appears that the NHL is actually doing the most to protect their players, and although it makes the sport less entertaining, it probably is the right thing to do. brendan shanahan is doing a decent job of punishing the players that are out to hurt others, and the NFL needs to hire someone to perform a similar job (if they dont have a specific position for that yet)



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 9:49 pm
 

Williams should deny everything

Williams really needs to deny everything, and the NFL needs to sweep this one back under the carpet while working behind the scenes to make sure it never happens again.  If the NFL punishes him, they are admitting that it happened, and they will be opening a "pandora's box" full of lawsuits and possible criminal charges in every city where Williams and his players played road games.  

What Williams did was criminal and anyone who participated deserves to be punished.  Really, everyone involved should be suspended for at least a year.  If anyone was put out of the game for good as the result of this, the player who did it should be banned for life.  Unfortunately, though, the punishments will cause a lot more trouble for the league than the discipline and justice are worth.  

Popcorn, anyone? 


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