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NFL allows Ex-Saints defensive coordiantor to attend Rams game

The Sports Xchange

Former St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who was suspended indefinitely for his part in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, was allowed by the league to attend an NFL game on Sunday.

Williams, who was suspended for a year followed by an NFL review, was allowed to watch the Rams' home game against the Seattle Seahawks.

The former Saints defensive coordinator was a central figure in the NFL's case against the Saints for running a bounty program. The NFL claims to have physical evidence that ties him to the scandal as well as audio recording prior to last year's NFL divisional playoff in San Francisco on which he talks about knocking out specific players.

The scandal also brought suspensions to Saints coach Sean Payton (one year), general manager Mickey Loomis (eight games) and four players, including Pro Bowl linebacker Jonathan Vilma (one season). The players' suspensions have been overturned by a federal judge are awaiting revised discipline by the NFL.

Williams, whose son Blake Williams is a linebacker for the Rams, was hired during this offseason by St. Louis to run its defense.

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