ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Sunday afternoon that Rams new DC Gregg Williams, the central figure in the Bounty “pay for performance” program investigation, has been called to the principal’s office. Usually, that’s not a good sign.
According to NFL.com, Gregg Williams will be “meeting” with NFL general counsel Jeff Pash (Now, where in the world have I heard that name before…) along with representatives from NFL security Jeff Miller and Joe Hummel on Monday in New York where league offices are located.
They claim it’s more of a meeting rather than a hearing. Sounds like they want to walk down memory lane with Williams’ and how he went about things in the non-New Orleans locker rooms.
So far, former players from the Washington Redskins (Matt Bowen), the Tennessee Titans (Josh Evans) and New Orleans Saints (NFL investigation findings) have positively confirmed a bounty system. Whereas reports from Jacksonville Jaguars (@taniaganuli March 2 tweet) have denied such happenings.
From NFL Network’s Albert Breer:
Discipline won’t be discussed, but Goodell hopes to act soon, in fairness to teams who need to make “staff adjustments” in wake of it.
And Rams EVP of Football Operations and COO, Kevin Demoff Monday morning on KMOX radio:
We were not aware of the investigation (of Gregg Williams) when we hired him. Until the league determines the punishment, there’s not a lot we can do as a club. We’ll be supportive of the league. It’s a situation that is disheartening to learn about, something the NFL doesn’t stand for and certainly the Rams don’t stand for.