Rams Defensive Coordinator Suspended For Bounty Program

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St. Louis, MO (KTVI) -  Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, is suspended indefinitely  for allegedly running a bounty program. The NFL also  fined the Saints $500,000 and the team will forfeit its selections in the second round of the 2012 and 2013 NFL drafts.

Gregg Williams is now the defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams.  Commissioner Goodell will review his status at the end of the 2012 season.  At that point the league will consider on whether to reinstate him. Close attention will be made to the extent which Coach Williams cooperates with the NFL.

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton is suspended without pay for the 2012 NFL season, effective April 1. Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis is suspended without pay for the first 8 regular-season games of the 2012 season.

An investigation by the NFL is currently looking at the Saint's bounty program during the 2009, 2010, and 2011 seasons.  According to the statement the program is a violation of league rules.

So far there is no evidence of bounty programs in other NFL teams.  If information is discovered about bounties offered for injuries then the commissioner will consider disciplining other teams.

The Rams are holding a press conference at 2:30pm on Wednesday to discuss Gregg Williams' suspension.  The whole press conference will be posted to this website.

Check back for more details as this story develops.

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