The former defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams, Gregg Williams, was recently suspended indefinitely by the NFL for his role in orchestrating a bounty program with the New Orleans Saints. He released a statement on Wednesday to discuss his suspension and apologize for his actions:
I’d like to again apologize wholeheartedly to the NFL, Coach Fisher, the entire Rams organization and all football fans for my actions. Furthermore, I apologize to the players of the NFL for my involvement as it is not a true reflection of my values as a father or coach, nor is it reflective of the great respect I have for this game and its core principle of sportsmanship. I accept full responsibility for my actions.
I highly value the 23 years that I’ve spent in the NFL. I will continue to cooperate fully with the league and its investigation and I will focus my energies on serving as an advocate for both player safety and sportsmanship. I will do everything possible to re-earn the respect of my colleagues, the NFL and its players in hopes of returning to coaching in the future.
It's unclear if Williams will ever be able to return to the NFL given his suspension. The Saints were also levied with numerous punishments for their role in the situation.
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