Found March 03, 2012 on
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An NFL investigation has shown the the New Orleans Saints had a “pay for performance” plan in place from 2009 – 2011. The program was administrated by, then Saints Defensive Coordinator, Gregg Williams, with the knowledge of Head Coach, Sean Payton. From NFL.com:
The investigation showed that Saints players received $1,500 for a “knockout” hit and $1,000 for a “cart-off” hit, with payouts doubling or tripling during the team’s three playoff appearances. A memo sent to clubs throughout the league included a statement on how Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma put up $10,000 cash as a bounty before a playoff game, a source familiar with the memo told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora.
NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell released a statement saying:
The payments here are particularly troubling because they involved not just payments for ‘performance,’ but also for injuring opposing players. The bounty rule promotes two key elements of NFL football: player safety and competitive ...
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On Friday, Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was exposed for his role in a "pay for performance" program that was operational during his three-year span with the New Orleans Saints, and possibly during his time with the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills as well.
The program offered incentives to players who made big plays, such as fumbles and interceptions...
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So far all indications are that Williams has been cooperating with the NFL as they continue their investigation.
The NFL is expected to hand down penalties for those involved, towards the end of the...
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According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, Tony Dungy of NBC’s Football Night in America told him that he believes Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams had a bounty put out on Colts quarterback Peyton Manning when he was on the Titans staff.
“I know they had them in Tennessee,” Dungy said in a text per Florio
Now that Williams has been linked to placing bounties...
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