NFL Suspends Gregg Williams Indefinitely; Sean Payton Suspended A Full Year

The NFL handed out punishments in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal on Wednesday. As expected, the punishments were significant. Saints head coach Sean Payton will be suspended for a full year. Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, now in the same role with the St. Louis Rams, will be suspended indefinitely, according to Pro Football Talk.

That could be a problem for the St. Louis Rams, a team counting on new leadership to rebuild after years of losing football games.

Williams was expected to get hit the hardest by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. With Payton out for a season, it stands to reason that Williams could be out even longer. How and when the NFL decides on a specific length for Williams' suspension remains to be seen. The league's Competition Committee has a conference call set for 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. TST will be sitting in on the call. Ostensibly, they are supposed to talk about rule changes ahead of the owners' meeting. I suspect there will be other questions to field.

The Rams have capable replacements in place for Williams. Assistant head coach Dave McGinnis is a former head coach and defensive coordinator. He could step in for Williams.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Join Turf Show Times

You must be a member of Turf Show Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Turf Show Times. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker