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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
On Gregg Williams and bounty punishment

By Mike Sando

Initial thoughts on the NFL's announcement regarding punishment for Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, Gregg Williams, Joe Vitt and the New Orleans Saints stemming from their bounty scandal:
Williams can apparently improve his chances for returning.

"Commissioner Goodell said he will give close attention to the extent to which Coach Williams cooperates with the NFL in any further proceedings," the NFL said in a news release.

Williams has every reason to cooperate. I would expect him to do so, and I would expect the NFL to reinstate him in return. Will the Rams still have interest in retaining Williams at that time? I would think they would be best off moving forward without him, but Williams' friendship with Fisher could work in his favor.