NFL Will Investigate Reports Of Gregg Williams' Redskins Bounty System, According To Report

It appears St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, already in hot water with the NFL for a supposed bounty system he instituted while defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, will also be investigated for possibly running a similar bounty system when he was in Washington. Via Mark Maske of the Washington Post:

The NFL will investigate allegations that the Washington Redskins had a bounty program that paid players four-figure bonuses for jarring hits on opponents when Gregg Williams coached the team's defense between the 2004 and 2007 seasons, a league source said Saturday.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic, said it is standard procedure for NFL officials to look into any accusations that league rules have been broken.

As Maske notes, Williams was Redskins defensive coordinator from 2004 to 2007. One of his former players, defensive back Matt Bowen, posted a revealing article in the Chicago Tribune late Friday night about his time in Williams' system in D.C.

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