Gregg Williams Instituted Bounty System While Redskins Defensive Coordinator, According To Report

According to reports, former Redskin defensive coordinator Gregg Williams had a bounty system in place during his time with the team.

According to a report by Mark Maske of the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins had a bounty system instituted by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams during his time with the team between 2004 and 2007.

This comes from an NFL investigation that found Williams had done the same while as the defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints between 2009 and 2011.

In Manske's article, numerous players admitted that Williams had done so, telling some pretty damning evidence.

Three of the players described a coach who doled out thousands of dollars to Redskins defenders who measured up to Williams's scoring system for rugged play, including "kill shots" that knocked opposing teams'stars out of a game.

"You got compensated more for a kill shot than you did other hits," said one former player, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The only player to speak on the record about what went on was former defensive lineman Philip Daniels, who currently serves as the team's director of player development. In his statement, he comes to the defense of Williams.

"I think it is wrong the way they're trying to paint [Williams]," Daniels added. "He never told us to go out there and break a guy's neck or break a guy's leg. It was all in the context of a good, hard football."

The NFL has not yet decided on discipline on Williams or the teams he was associated with.

For more developments on this story as it happens, keep it to this StoryStream.

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