Gregg Williams Bounty Investigation: Fred Smoot Says Players Pooled Money With Redskins, Not Williams

In an interview with Kevin Sheehan and Thom Loverro on ESPN 980's "The Sports Fix" on Monday afternoon, former Redskins corner back Fred Smoot responded to the allegations against former Redskins defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, that his bounty system was in place in Washington. His contention is that the players pooled money together and that it was never organized by the coaches.

Smoot's statements seem to go against the reports that this alleged bounty system was in place in Wiliams' time in Washington. His last statement also seems to identify the tight rope that the NFL is walking when it comes to player safety. Yes the league does want to make the game safer for players, but at the same time they run the risk of completely eliminating the physical aspect of the game which is a huge part of football in general.

Stay tuned to SB Nation DC for more on this story. For all your Redskins news and notes, be sure to follow SB Nation's Redskins blog Hogs Haven. And all nuggets from around the league, be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub.

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