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Saints News, 7/10/14: Judge Allows Washington Redskins Bounty Lawsuit To Proceed

According to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal, a judge in Maryland declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former NFL linebacker Barrett Green against the Redskins and tight end Robert Royal. Green contends he was deliberately injured by Royal under the "pay-for-performance" system maintained by Redskins defensive coordinator Gregg Williams in 2004, who now serves as the DC in St. Louis.

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