Gregg Williams re-instated by NFL, hired by Titans

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gregg williamsThe Tennessee Titans announced on their website Thursday that former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been re-instated by the NFL and will be one of the team’s senior assistant coaches.

The NFL announced in a statement, “Commissioner Roger Goodell today notified Gregg Williams and the Tennessee Titans that Williams’ contract with the Titans has been approved and that he has been reinstated.”

“The commissioner cited several reasons for the reinstatement, including Williams’ forthcoming acknowledgment 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 statement goes on to say. “The commissioner emphasized that Williams must fully conform to league rules and will be subject to periodic monitoring to confirm his compliance.”

Williams was the last person involved in the Saints’ bounty scandal to have his punishment lifted by the NFL. He had been suspended indefinitely in March 2012.