Williams reinstated by Goodell, hired by Titans


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gregg Williams thanked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstating him and he also apologized while taking “full responsibility” for his role in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal.

The NFL reinstated Williams on Thursday morning, and the Tennessee Titans hired him as a senior defensive assistant later in the day.

The league issued a statement saying that Goodell cited several reasons for reinstating Williams. Included in those reasons were Williams accepting responsibility for his role in the bounty program, his commitment to never be involved in any pay for performance system and pledging to teach safe play and respect for the rules.

Williams, suspended indefinitely last March, is the last person involved in the scandal to be reinstated by league.

New Orleans coach Sean Payton had his suspension lifted on Jan. 22.


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