Reports released today indicated the assistant coach Gregg Williams paid players to injure opposing players while he was with the New Orleans Saints, and new reports have surfaced that say a similar system was in place when he coached the Washington Redskins, according to the Washington Post.
Three different players told the paper that Williams would hand out thousands of dollars for different types of hits, including “kill shots.”
“You got compensated more for a kill shot than you did other hits,” one former player told the paper.
One former player, Philip Daniels, said that Williams is taking the fall for atrocities he didn’t actually commit.
“I think it is wrong the way they’re trying to paint [Williams],” Daniels told the paper. “He never told us to go out there and break a guy’s neck or break a guy’s leg. It was all in the context of a good, hard football.”
He did add that more physical play was rewarded, and that “Sean Taylor made a lot.”
The Redskins were contacted but refused to comment, according to the report.