Found April 06, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
Former NFL wide receiver Cris Carter indicated during today’s NFL Live show that former Saints defensive coordinator should receive a lifetime ban from the NFL. “I believe that Gregg Williams, he shouldn’t be able to coach football any more, and the reason why is because we have given him our best athletes. We have given him the best athletes to coach in the NFL for the last 16 years and he has taught them the worst tactics that you can teach a football player,” said Carter via ESPN’s Bill Hofmeier. ”So, I believe the only penalty that would suffice for this type of crime: he shouldn’t be able to coach any more. It is a privilege for us to be able to play football, and a privilege to play in the NFL, and he has taken the last 15, 16 years of his career, and he has decided to do that with it. I believe that Roger Goodell, his penalty should be: he shouldn’t be able to coach in the NFL any more.” I understand where Carter is coming from and I believed at one point that Williams should never coach again in the NFL. But when I look back on how Williams has coached and what the coaching environment in the NFL is like, I believe he deserves a second chance, like most people who mess up in life. We’re all not perfect, and if he messes up again, then I’m fine with him never coaching again at the pro level ever again.
  • Right on the money...ban them for life. any coach who had knowledge of this should never get to coach again not even a pee wee league. Its coaches like this that have turned being a star athlete from men with self respect and true sportsmen, men who set an example for children into the bunch of professional gangsters we have today in college and the pro ranks. Men who set an example of no respect, dog eat dog give me give me give me and this all stems from coaches like this.
  • I say Gregg Williams was out of line for what he said. But did any of his players get fined. Or did they do what he said. Hell No. Gregg Williams was a desperate man, He was loosing his job. The game has passed him bye. But don't use this to hurt the Saints. It goes way back. We had bounty's in highschool and Collage. We never got money, But it did not have to run.
  • lmao cris should shut up
  • So should you bugga!
  • Bounties are WRONG at any level. I want to know where the money for bounties came from? The punishment should fit the crime: Career Ending!
  • Good thing for "Freedom of Speech", because if he had to pay to talk he'd have to zip it shut.
  • The guy is scum. Football is a GAME, not a license to assault and perhaps permanently diminish someone else's life. Injuries do happen in the course of play; targeting someone's head specifically for the purpose of injuring them, however, is OUTSIDE the realm of the game. Pete Rose was banned from baseball for making bets on his own team to win. This chump did a whole lot worse; the consequences should match.
  • I never agree with much of what Carter says, but I agree with this. Williams is done in the nFL, even college, Canada or even arena football won't touch this guy with a ten foot pole. Good riddance you jerk.
  • Chris is a disgruntled wannabe HOF'er hasn't happened this happenes every week in locker rooms across the country grow up!!!
  • How bout we ban CC for life????
  • Chris needs to stay off the crack. Everyone deserves a second chance! We ALL fall short!

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