Gregg Williams must be banned

Updated: March 5, 2012, 5:59 PM ET
By Melissa Jacobs

Let me cut right to chase: Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams should be banned from the NFL for five years for his role as the ringleader of the bounty program enacted in New Orleans. In the pantheon of egregious acts in football, and sports, this is a biggie.

It starts with an unnecessary infusion of intent. NFL players, particularly linebackers and safeties, already enter the league eager to inflict pain on opponents. It is inherent in a game in which on-the-field ...

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