Gregg Williams

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9:24 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Morning headlines: March 22, 2012

Gregg Williams, newly named defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams. Formerly with the New Orleans Saints, Williams has been suspended indefinitely from the NFL due to his involvement in a "bounty system" with that team.
(New Orleans Saints Press Kit)

Gregg Williams apologizes

Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is apologizing to the NFL, to St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher, the Rams organization and football fans in general for running a bounty pool while he was in New Orleans.

Williams was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday by the NFL, and the Rams say he'll be eligible for reinstatement after the season.

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St. Louis Rams / Gregg Williams
12:21 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Rams defensive coordinator Williams banned indefinitely from NFL

Gregg Williams, newly named defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, at a 2010 commencement ceremony for Tulane University in New Orleans. Williams, formerly with the New Orleans Saints, has been suspended indefinitely from the NFL.
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Updated 3:53 p.m.: Includes details, comment from Rams press conference.

Without ever coaching a game, the Rams' new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been banned from the NFL indefinitely over an issue with his prior team, the New Orleans Saints.

The NFL has suspended New Orleans head coach Sean Payton for the 2012 season, and former Saints defensive coordinator Williams is banned from the league indefinitely because of the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players.

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