Via Tulane sports law professor Gabe Feldman, former NFL linebacker Barrett Green has sued the Redskins, Williams, and tight end Robert Royal for a knee injury Green suffered in 2004, when Green played for the Giants.
Per Feldman, the lawsuit alleges that “Redskins coaches directed their players to disregard criminal and civil laws, as well as NFL rules, to intentionally injure opponents.” Green also contends that he was “suspicious” Royal may have specifically targeted Green.
Here's the fun part. I know we are past it, but still kind of gets the blood boiling.
After the league announced the discovery of a bounty program with the Saints, players coached elsewhere by Williams claimed that Williams used a bounty system in places other than New Orleans. The NFL opted not to investigate the use of bounties by other teams that employed Williams, possibly because the NFL realized that it was a much broader cultural reality of NFL football.
In our view, the NFL had no desire to venture down that rabbit hole, because the NFL would have realized that imposing crippling punishment on the Saints for doing what many other teams had done would have been grossly unfair. As former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue reasoned in the decision striking down the suspensions of various Saints players, culture change should happen more gradually, with all offenders having a chance to cease the now-frowned-upon practice before anyone is disciplined for it.
That's obviously just an opinion. Anyways, slow news day.
This post was edited on 7/8 at 2:51 pm