Gregg Williams Sued Over Bounties

Jan 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams watches pregame warmups prior to the game against the Detroit Lions in the 2011 NFC Wild Card Playoff game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Gregg Williams is known as the man who was primarily responsible for Bountygate, the even surrounding the New Orleans Saints a few years back that shocked the NFL world.

Evidence has continued to emerge against Williams, some showing he had been practicing the cash-for-injuries or big hits scheme for quite some time.

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk reports Williams is finally getting hit with lawsuits over the issue:

Via Tulane sports law professor Gabe Feldman, former NFL linebacker Barrett Green has sued the Redskins, Williams, and tight end Robert Royal for a knee injury Green suffered in 2004, when Green played for the Giants.

Per Feldman, the lawsuit alleges that “Redskins coaches directed their players to disregard criminal and civil laws, as well as NFL rules, to intentionally injure opponents.” Green also contends that he was “suspicious” Royal may have specifically targeted Green.


The Spin: It’s about time. It seems this has been a long time coming after the NFL deemed his actions wrong. Where it stands in a court of law remains to be seen, but something tells us this is not the only lawsuit that will be filed now that one former players has finally stepped up to the plate.


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Topics: Bounties, Bountygate, Gregg Williams, NFL

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