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Roger Goodell Has Reinstated Gregg Williams, Titans Officially Hire Him As A Senior Assistant For Defense
Gregg Williams to the Tennessee Titans has been in the works for a while now, pending league reinstatement of Enemy No. 1. Williams, who was suspended indefinitely for his involvement in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, sat out all of last season while technically an employee of the St. Louis Rams. As of today he’s been reinstated, and he’s back coaching in the NFL.
We found out yesterday that Roger Goodell was only slightly amending the punishment to Jonathan Vilma, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove, and keeping Will Smith’s four-game ban the same. The NFLPA, pissed that Goodell ruled in favor of Goodell and against the three-person panel which threw out the suspensions, wrote a scathing letter promising retribution.
The NFL’s Bounty-Related Suspensions Of Four Saints Players Have Been Overturned. Here’s What You Need To Know.
Score one for the New Orleans Saints, and anyone who’s of the belief that Roger Goodell’s punishment of the players alleged to be involved in the Saints’ reported bounty scheme were draconian: those suspensions were overturned today. After the jump, why exactly that matters.
Earlier this year, audio surfaced of former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams giving a speech to his players before the Saints’ playoff game against the 49ers in January. And, well, Williams sounded a little unhinged – so much so that ven a former Saint who was disappointed the audio was released in the first place had to criticize him for it.