Gregg Williams reinstated and off to the Titans
Gregg Williams has been reinstated by the NFL and has been hired as the Tennessee Titans’ defensive senior assistant.
Williams was told on Thursday that he was able to work for the Titans. He was involved in the New Orleans’ Saints bounty scandal and was suspended indefinitely last off season.
The league said in a statement, according to NFL.com, “The commissioner cited several reasons for the reinstatement, including Williams’ forthcoming acknowledgement of and acceptance of responsibility for his role in the bounty program at the Saints, his commitment to never again be involved in a pay-for-performance or bounty system, and his pledge to teach safe play and respect for the rules at all levels of the game. The commissioner emphasized that Williams must fully conform to league rules and will be subject to periodic monitoring to confirm his compliance.”
Williams began his career with the Titans, coaching with the team from 1990-2000. He was the defensive coordinator for four years and during his last year the Titans’ defense was ranked number one in the league and number two in scoring defense, according to Tennessee Titans Online.
Titans’ coach Mike Munchak said, “I have known Gregg for over two decades and have seen him work his way up from a quality control coach to a head coach. He will bring a great deal of defensive knowledge and energy to our staff. The decision to bring him here only came after going through a thoughtful and thorough process.”
With the reinstatement of Williams it is the ending of one of the most controversial issues in NFL history. Williams is the last one of all the people including staff and players involved to be reinstated.