Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 4/7/12

Earlier today, I mentioned the fallout from BountyGate has predictably divided the public into two factions: Those, like a certain Vikings punter, who are adamantly and vehemently against Gregg Williams’ tactics, and those who choose to take a softer stance on the subject matter.

We’ve already seen one end of the spectrum, but now we’re seeing the other end — the sympathetic end — courtesy of NFL Network analyst and retired quarterback Kurt Warner.

On Saturday, Warner took to his Twitter account to say he disagrees with the notion that Williams deserves to be banned for life from the NFL. In fact, he even suggested the disgraced defensive coordinator deserves a second chance.

Kurt Warner
@kurt13warner

All this talk about Gregg Williams receiving a "LIFETIME" ban from NFL... I disagree, we all deserve a 2nd chance! What r ur thoughts? #fb

7 Apr 12
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Minutes later, when one of his followers validly argued that Williams had already received a mulligan, Warner countered …

Gary Ray MLO-99111 @Garylendsmoney 7 Apr 12

@kurt13warner So when he was warned 3 years ago along with their coach to stop and continued anyway? That wasn't a 2nd chance?

Kurt Warner
@kurt13warner

@Garylendsmoney A continuation of mistake... Guys that have gone 2 prison? Failed multiple drug test? Taped practices? All got 2nd chance!

7 Apr 12
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It’s not hard to interpret what Warner’s hinting at; SpyGate being the most apparent. Though it’s true those involved in the Patriots’ scandal were never threatened with a lifetime ban, they also didn’t physically injure opponents or aim to have players carted off the field.

Warner’s comments are a tad ironic considering he was named as one of the notable quarterbacks on Williams’ hit list, and was demolished by his defense when the Cardinals and Saints met in the 2009 playoffs.

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