Gregg Williams was reinstated by the National Football League from an indefinite suspension in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty case. Williams was then hired by the Tennessee Titans as their senior assistant for defense.
Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams repeatedly encouraged his players to injure the San Francisco 49ers in a speech on the eve of their playoff game last season, according to a filmmaker who recorded his comments.
All player suspensions in the New Orleans Saints bounty case were thrown out by former National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who placed the blame for the program on the team’s coaches and front office.
The National Football League suspended Super Bowl-winning coach Sean Payton for one year, taking unprecedented action after finding the New Orleans Saints ran a bounty program that paid players for injuring opponents.
If the NFL’s “Bountygate” scandal has become too complicated for you to follow -- what with the appeals, reduced suspensions, recusals and a civil suit -- here’s all you need to know: In Scott Fujita, the league chose the wrong scapegoat.
Former National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue probably will rule today on players’ appeals in the New Orleans Saints bounty case, the Times- Picayune reported, citing people it didn’t identify.