Former Saints and current Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been called to New York to meet with NFL security officials Jeff Miller and Joe Hummel on Monday for another round of dialogue pertaining to alleged violations of the league's bounty rules, according to sources.
It is likely NFL executive vice president and general counsel Jeff Pash will also be involved in the Monday discussions, a source said.
There is no set time for Williams and commissioner Roger Goodell to meet, though it is possible the two could talk while Williams is in New York, sources said.
The NFL on Friday said an investigation by its security department found that Williams and several Saints players employed an illegal bounty system, financially rewarding defensive players for big plays, including knocking opponents out of games during the 2009-11 seasons.
The NFL said between 22 and 27 Saints defensive players were involved in the team's bounty program and that it was administered by Williams, with the knowledge of coach Sean Payton. In some cases, the amounts pledged were both significant and directed against a specific opposing player, including former quarterbacks Brett Favre and Kurt Warner, according to the league's investigation.
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I don't agree with the fact that Gregg Williams is fucked, but that doesn't change the fact that he is. Roger Goodell is anti-hits. He wants to make an example of the Saints. No more head-hunting in the last year, even leading with the shoulder has drawn some stupid fucking fines. So letting the NFL find out you run a defensive bounty program? Probably not good. Dude better be shredding any evidence ASAP. Because Goodell will be a prick about this shit. The whole Saints organization is probably about to pay a huge-ass fine.
What we have watched these past few years is Roger Goodell turning the NFL into a glamor league. The quarterback and diva recievers are protected from the big bad linebackers and cornerbacks. Even sniffing the reciever before the ball is in his hands draws a flag, if you disagree watch the Pats defense. Every single game they give up like a 50-yard pass interference play. It's bullshit.
And of course every team probably has a bounty program. You want your defense to know that they are supposed to knock the quarterback down. To shake him up. To make him make mistakes. It's what defense is. Fuck Roger Goodell.