Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/9/13

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 31: Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams of the New Orleans Saints looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Louisiana Superdome on October 31, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Matthew Sharpe/Getty Images)
Now that the smoke is cleared from the NFL's fines and suspensions stemming from the New Orleans Saints bounty program, here come the lawsuits from those who claim to have been affected by it, in some way, shape or former. Even if goes back to an earlier time and a different team. First to step up is former Giants linebacker Barrett Green, and his lawsuit doesn't have anything to do with the Saints. He's claiming that while Williams was defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins, he instructed players, including tight end Robert Royal, who's also named in the lawsuit, "to disregard criminal and civil laws, as well as NFL rules, to intentionally injure opponents," according to the complaint told to CBSSports by Tulane law professor Gabe Feldman. The suit claims that Royal “intentionally lowered his helmet and dove into” Green's knees “at full speed," and that Williams' pay-for-performance during his time in Washington program was the cause for Royal's low hit that ultimately ended Green's career. Green called the hit an “unusual, outrageous and an obvious cheap shot.” Seems like a frivolous lawsuit because it has not been proven that there was even such a program in Washington. Complaint doesn't contain any new evidence of bounty scheme. Green alleges he was "suspicious that Royal may have purposely targeted him." — Gabe Feldman (@SportsLawGuy) July 8, 2013
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