Defending Gregg Williams is an untenable position. In the convoluted Bountygate mess, where proof of participation was hard to ascertain with any certainty, he was the one guy who obviously was guilty of sadistic behavior. Investigators had him on tape, screaming "kill the head and the body will die."
And that savagery played as a soundtrack while so many NFL bodies were dying because their heads were killed.
And this is why Gregg Williams absolutely had to be reinstated.
The NFL finally got around to welcoming him back to the family Thursday, the last one, thus opening the door for him to be hired as a senior assistant coach in Tennessee. This is good for one -- and only one -- reason as far as I can tell. It stops Gregg Williams from being the scapegoat any longer.
Because as long as he remained banned, it was too easy for everybody to pretend the league had a Gregg Williams problem instead of a straight-up violence problem. It was too easy to pretend he, like that disgusting ...