|FILE - In this Friday, July 31, 2009, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams yells to the defense during the morning practice session at the club's NFL football training camp in Metairie, La. The revelations were shocking and revolting to those outside the NFL: A team paid bounties to knock opponents out of the game, including some of its biggest stars. Williams, the Saints former defense coordinator, apologized and admitted overseeing the sordid program, which involved between 22 and 27 defensive players and, according to the NFL, was carried out with the knowledge of head coach Sean Payton. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)|
Williams meets with NFL investigators
NEW YORK—Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams met Monday with NFL investigators looking into a bounty system he ran in New Orleans.
Commissioner Roger Goodell did not attend the meeting.
Williams was summoned to New York after apologizing for and admitting to overseeing the program the last three seasons with a pool that reached as high as $50,000. Payoffs were made for inflicting game-ending injuries on targeted players.
Williams now is defensive coordinator in St. Louis. He also held that position in Tennessee, Washington and Jacksonville. He was head coach of the Buffalo Bills from 2001 to 2003.
The league's investigation now likely will zero in on the teams, besides the Saints, that employed Williams.