Posted February 05, 2013

Report: NFL expected to announce Gregg Williams reinstatement next week

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Suspended former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is expected to be reinstated next week. (Matthew Sharpe/Getty Images)

Suspended former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is expected to be reinstated next week. (Matthew Sharpe/Getty Images)

Suspended defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is expected to be reinstated by the NFL as early as next week, reports CBSSports.com.

Williams was suspended for the entire 2012 season when he admitted his participation in the New Orleans Saints bounty program. The NFL ended up suspending Saints coaches Sean Payton and Joe Vitt, as well as general manager Mickey Loomis and four players associated with the scandal. The players had their suspensions overturned by a federal judge.

The NFL has yet to announce his reinstatement, but everything is in motion for that to be formalized in the very near future, sources said. The NFL declined to comment on whether Williams already had his formal reinstatement meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell, other than to say that they have nothing to announce at this point.

Williams already has a job in place as the Tennessee Titans associate head coach-defense, and has been in contact with the NFL regarding his reinstatement.


2 comments
YuckDaFankees
YuckDaFankees

Bah this is the one POS that should have never been reinstated.  I think the punishments were a bit harsh for the other participants but he is the one person in this saga that has no business ever working in the NFL again.

larrybradford
larrybradford

 @YuckDaFankees  I don't agree, many if not most other teams were doing it in some form, but NO lied about it to NFL for over 2 years.  Lomis, Peyton, and Williams paid the price.. All three are good men, and deserve a chance. This is just like spygate, where ALL the teams were doing it, but because Mangine cried about it, it was made an issue. Kind of funny how Mangine now regrets what he did, knowing even his own team (Jets) were also doing it at the time.