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Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams talks about “Bounty Gate”

Gregg Williams opens up about the suspension that cost him a year in the NFL

Gregg Williams opens up about the suspension that cost him a year in the NFL

Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was suspended by the NFL, for an entire year after Bounty Gate, but the former Buffalo Bills head coach opened up about the case.  He discussed the situation at length during an interview with Mike Claiborne of KMOX radio in St. Louis.

“That was a difficult year in a lot of ways because there was a lot of information that was misinformation that got out and I’m the only person in the whole deal that never said anything,” Williams said. “I never said a word. Everybody got out there and pushed their information one way or the other and I didn’t.”

“One of the things was it was on my watch, but there was nothing that hasn’t been done in the last 50 years in the sport and there was nothing done to try to hurt somebody,” Williams said. “There was never done with anybody trying to injure somebody. I’ve said this before, I take a look at all these high school programs, little league programs, college programs and you see the decals on the side of the helmet and you wonder, you get those decals because you shake hands and kiss after the game or you get those decals because you rushed for 100 and you threw 17 touchdown passes and you knocked the stuffing out of somebody?

“I remember over at Excelsior Springs when I’m 16 years old I had a big hit in a ballgame and all of a sudden I got a movie certificate and it wasn’t because I helped the guy up, it’s because I knocked the guy down. It’s just one of those things that we’re always trying to find little bitty advantages in sport and it was unfairly and uncharacteristically portrayed the wrong way.”

I agree with Gregg Williams. I have always loved him, that probably is because when he was the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, he use to allow me to sit right at the front gates to get autographs from the players.  He was a people’s person, but demanded respect from his defense. I LIKE IT!!

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