Joe Vitt Wouldn't Let Gregg Williams Stop Bounty Program

Chuck Cook -US PRESSWIRE

Was Gregg Williams telling the truth when he testified that he was shut down by Joe Vitt after suggesting they should end the pay-for-performance program?

According to transcripts from Paul Tagliabue's private appeal hearings, former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams testified that he actually wanted to stop the pay-for-performance system he originally created, after learning of the NFL's investigation. But, Williams says, he was stopped by assistant head coach Joe Vitt.

The transcripts say Williams testified that Vitt responded to a suggestion that the Saints abandon the pay-for-pain setup with an obscenity-filled speech about how NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "wasn't going to ... tell us to ... stop doing what won us the Super Bowl. This has been going on in the ... National Football League forever ..."

Pay-for-pain? Is that what we're calling it now? Not sure I like it; still has a negative connotation. What's wrong with pay-for-performance?

Anyway, looks like we've got ourselves a classic case of he said/she said. I can't even begin to guess who is telling the truth here. This is sure to be just the beginning of many new developments that will unfold and reveal itself now that the bounty hearings have come to an end.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

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 Canal Street Chronicles

You must be a member of Canal Street Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canal Street Chronicles. You should read them.

Join Canal Street Chronicles

You must be a member of Canal Street Chronicles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canal Street Chronicles. 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