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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: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:30 am
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

maise_blue, meaning no disrespect, but you're verkakte. Times change, emphases change, the world changes and every thing upon it. If we were to follow your logic, then it would have remained legal to place cameras in women's bathrooms, rape your wife, and calm your kids' crying jags with the original Cocaine-Cola.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:29 am
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

maise_blue, meaning no disrespect, but you're verkakte. Times change, emphases change, the world changes and every thing upon it. If we were to follow your logic, then it would have remained legal to place cameras in women's bathrooms, rape your wife, and calm your kids' crying jags with the original Cocaine-Cola.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:28 am
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

maise_blue, meaning no disrespect, but you're verkakte. Times change, emphases change, the world changes and every thing upon it. If we were to follow your logic, then it would have remained legal to place cameras in women's bathrooms, rape your wife, and calm your kids' crying jags with the original Cocaine-Cola.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:15 pm
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

What Williams and the Saints have done is no better or worse than if it had been done 30 years ago, 40 years ago, 10 years ago, 5 years ago.  Just because Roger Goddell has made safety a priority now, doesn't make what they did any worse than if players and coaches were doing it in the 70s or 80s or whenever.  The punishment should be consistent.




Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:05 pm
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

As a (long suffering) Rams fan I am not saying any of this because Williams is now employed by the team because he has literally done nothing for the Rams yet.  A lifetime ban, Doyel jail sentence, etc, wouldn't affect the Rams at this point.  However, I do believe that if they want to string Williams up, they need to make more of an effort to string up everyone that has done this sort of thing.  Heck, if Williams gets a lifetime ban, then anyone and I mean ANYONE that has ever been involved in this bounty or incentive or whatever euphemism you want to use needs to be penalized as well.  And that includes being removed from the Hall of Fame.  So if LT or Butkis or Mean Joe Greene or whoever is also shown to be involved in the act at any point, they need to be taken out of Canton (aka, a lifetime ban).  You can't have it any other way.  They need to handle this consistently.  Stringing up Williams, Payton, Loomis, Roman Harper, Johnathan Vilma - whoever - but not going after everybody who has done similar acts would be like baseball only going after Bonds while letting McGuire and every other steroid user go.  So they need to decide if they want to fine and suspend these guys, or go all in against them.  But if they do go all in, they'd better start looking into the entire history of the league and Doyel had better get some additional cell space for all the offenders.




Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:31 pm
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

Greg Williams knew what he was doing was wrong.  The players knew it too but they are mostly "disadvantaged products of their environment" and get a pass because they don't know any better...bull mularky!  I don't have a problem with anybody getting the death penality here.  Wrong is wrong and you can't talk or spin it to being right or acceptable in any fashion or social circle.  Ray Lewis should have done hard time way back in his career for his involvement with the Atlanta Night Club "KILLING" as well as a half dozen or so of his cronies.  The players and coaches are killing the NFL with their behavior not Roger Goodell.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:04 pm
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

The New England Patriots chose to cheat as an organization. The Ravens and the NFL promote Ray Lewis. Keep these things in mind as you all crucify the Saints. Goodell is ruining the game, all NFL fans know this.  Fine em a million dollars and let's talk draft and free agency.



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:04 pm
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

Whodatnation needs to take a step back for a minute, forget about the fact that this is happening to his favorite team, and realize what this really is:  Monetarily incenting assault.  Yes, football is a physical game.  But it is still legislated by rules.  Rules say tackle a guy, not end his career.  This is just completely irresponsible behavior.  It's dehumanizing the other team. 



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 8:48 am
 

Williams meets with NFL Security

Because WhoDat, eventually when these children grow up and play football, they will be drafted by your team to cause an unwarranted injury to a player or child that I have taught and coached how to play football with integrity.



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 7:24 am
 

Williams meets with NFL Security



said

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


Great Post.  The only thing I can add is that every team is now on notice. 


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