NFL Still Investigating Other Teams Connected To Gregg Williams
The NFL is continuing to investigate allegations that other teams Gregg Williams coached for, including the Washington Redskins, had bounty programs similar to the one that was instituted while he was with the New Orleans Saints, according to The Washington Post.
“We haven’t closed an investigation,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, according to the Post. “We have not stopped investigating. If we get information, we follow up on it. . . . We have not met with people that we will meet with as soon as these meetings are over. So we will continue. We have not said that everybody has got a free pass here.”
Williams was suspended indefinitely by the league last week for organizing a bounty system in which he financially rewarded defensive players for injuring opponents. The league brought down wide-spread, harsh penalties across the Saints organization as a result. Sean Payton, the team’s head coach, was suspended the entire season. Mickey Loomis, the team’s general manager, was suspended eight games. The team itself was docked two draft picks and $500,000. Williams served as the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator in 2008, and as an assistant head coach to the Washington Redskins from 2004-2007. From 2001-2003 he served as the Buffalo Bills head coach.