Monday, March 26, 2012

Goodell spells out community service for Williams

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reportedly laid out a path to career rehabilitation for suspended Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. This was detailed in a letter Goodell sent to Williams after suspending him; the letter has apparently been leaked to Peter King, who reported on it today:

Goodell to Williams:

I will review your status at the conclusion of the 2012 season and consider whether, and if so, on what terms, you may be reinstated and again eligible to be employed in the NFL... In making this decision, I will give considerable weight to the extent to which you cooperate with my office in any further proceedings, as well as developing and implementing programs designed to teach players and coaches -- particularly at other levels of the game -- how to play football in a way that is safe, fair, and that respects the game and those who participate in it ... I appreciate that this decision will be difficult for you. I hope you will use the opportunity to reflect on how you can return to the NFL in a way that honors the game and improves it for those who participate in it.

No word on whether Williams will also be required to view a screening of The Michael Vick Project.


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