February 8, 2013 |
GREGG WILLIAMS thanked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstating him and he also apologized while taking "full responsibility" for his role in the New Orleans' bounty scandal. The NFL reinstated Williams on Thursday and the Tennessee Titans hired him as a senior defensive assistant. "I take full responsibility and apologize for my previous actions, and I've used this year to reorganize my life and put focus on positive energy and positive ways to inspire and coach and motivate in this profession," Williams said, reading from a statement.
January 4, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and his son Blake, the team's linebackers coach won't be returning to the Rams next season, according to an ESPN.com report. Williams has not yet been reinstated by the NFL after he was suspended indefinitely in Marchfor his part in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. In a related story, the league has reportedly begun discussing the reinstatements of New Orleans coach Sean Payton and Gregg Williams, who was the Saints defensive coordinator from 2009-2011, when the bounty scandal allegedly took place.
January 24, 2013
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton returned to work Wednesday following a nearly yearlong suspension for his role in the team's bounty program. "We're at a point where it's time for closure. It's time for us as a team, it's time for us as a league, to take this next step forward," Payton said. Goodell lifted Payton's suspension Tuesday, nearly two weeks earlier than expected. Payton said he has not spoken to former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who remains suspended indefinitely, and "I have no interest in talking to Gregg.
February 9, 2013 |
Gregg Williams thanked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstating him, and he also apologized while taking "full responsibility" for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal. The NFL reinstated Williams on Thursday morning, and the Tennessee Titans hired him as a senior defensive assistant. "I take full responsibility and apologize for my previous actions, and I've used this year to reorganize my life and put focus on positive energy and positive ways to inspire and coach and motivate in this profession," Williams said, reading from a statement.
January 30, 2013 |
THE ST. LOUIS Rams have decided not to hire Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator and stepped in a new direction by hiring Frank Bush as linebackers coach. Bush replaces Blake Williams, son of Gregg Williams, who was briefly defensive coordinator with the Rams last winter before being suspended indefinitely for his role in the Saints bounty scandal. The team announced earlier this month that Gregg Williams won't return next season. Bush was with the Titans the last two seasons.
February 11, 2008 |
Always the energetic lefthander, Jim Zorn had an upbeat but nervous start to his coming-out event with the Washington Redskins. The new coach got the team colors wrong - he called them maroon and black. He paid tribute to assistant Gregg Williams, who was recently fired. He lacked the polish of his predecessor, Joe Gibbs, who watched yesterday's news conference at Redskins Park auditorium. Zorn himself said it was nothing short of "miraculous" that he was standing where he was: a few feet behind the team's three Super Bowl trophies, essentially making the jump from quarterbacks coach.
September 18, 2012 |
THE NFL presented Jonathan Vilma and his attorney with a sworn statement from former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams saying the New Orleans linebacker placed a $10,000 bounty on Brett Favre. Vilma met with commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday in New York about his suspension, which has been temporarily lifted. Attorney Peter Ginsberg said they were given an affidavit at the meeting. "What Gregg Williams said in his most recent affidavit is the same falsity he has previously provided," Ginsberg said.
December 12, 2012 |
IN A SHARP rebuke to his successor's handling of the NFL's bounty investigation, former commissioner Paul Tagliabue overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in a case that has preoccupied the league for almost a year. Tagliabue, who was appointed by commissioner Roger Goodell to handle the appeals, still found that three of the players engaged in conduct detrimental to the league. He said they participated in a performance pool that rewarded key plays - including bone-jarring hits - that could merit fines.
November 26, 2012 |
Saints linebacker Jon Vilma expressed disappointment on Friday that the new schedule for bounty hearings virtually prevents him from being able to personally confront his accusers. Vilma wanted to be present for witness interviews with former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and former defensive assistant Mike Cerullo, who assisted the NFL's investigation into the Saints cash-for-hits pool. According to documents obtained by the Associated Press , the NFL is responsible for producing Cerullo in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, the same day the Saints play in Atlanta.
December 1, 2012
For the third consecutive game, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without their star quarterback. At least it appears as if they'll have the quarterback of their defense and the reigning team MVP back on the field. Ben Roethlisberger will not play Sunday in Baltimore, meaning Charlie Batch will make his second consecutive start at quarterback for the Steelers (6-5), who have lost each of the first two games Roethlisberger missed. Unlike a defeat at home two weeks ago to the rival Ravens (9-2)