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  1. Rams, West will get fill of Gregg Williams

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' 2013 schedule became a little more interesting Thursday when the NFL reinstated Gregg Williams following an indefinite suspension relating to his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal. The reinstatement means Williams ...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  2. Vilma decision could affect Seahawks, 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Jonathan Vilma and other current/former suspended New Orleans Saints players won reversals Friday. What it means for the NFC West: The decision clears Vilma to play against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12 (and all season). Vilma had previou...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  3. NFC West revelations from bounty files

    Mike Sando

    Some aspire to have their work published in the most exalted academic journals. Others are more likely to find themselves wallowing in profanity-laced bounty files. Let the wallowing begin. Alas, the NFC West blog makes an unexpected appearanc...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  4. 710ESPN Seattle audio: Contract, QB issues

    Mike Sando

    Brock Huard, Mike Salk and I discussed Chris Clemons and select NFC West quarterback situations during our conversation Monday. They've made available audio. As much as I'd love to further explore some of the subject material in this item, some...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  5. Chat wrap: Beyond bounties, concussions

    Mike Sando

    The word "concussion" came up zero times during the most recent NFC West chat. There was one "bounty" question, but I didn't get around to answering it during the chat. "Do you think Kurt Warner would have come back for another year if he wouldn't...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  6. A bounty against Bill Romanowski? Oh my

    Mike Sando

    A young Bill Romanowski famously infuriated teammate Harris Barton and others by taking undue shots at Jerry Rice during San Francisco 49ers practices. With that in mind, it should come as no shock to hear that an opponent might have slapped a bo...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  7. Warner, Vilma and the $10,000 question

    Mike Sando

    The gap between the New Orleans Saints' savagely stated intentions and their on-field actions provides an opening to question the punishment handed down by commissioner Roger Goodell. Jonathan Vilma's season-long suspension for helping to establis...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  8. No checklist for Gregg Williams' return

    Mike Sando

    LZ Granderson's column makes a strong case for Gregg Williams' return to the NFL and (presumably) the St. Louis Rams for the 2013 season. Granderson cites examples of players returning to the NFL following illegal or prohibited activity. He says W...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  9. Williams' strategy and Saints' appeals

    Mike Sando

    The New Orleans Saints' Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt won the potential for financial relief after appealing their bounty-related punishments to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The bulk of their appeals failed, however, affirming Gregg Will...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  10. Video: Second chance for Gregg Williams?

    Mike Sando

    Darren Woodson and Tedy Bruschi recently discussed whether Gregg Williams' indefinite suspension from the NFL should become a lifetime ban. Just about everyone should get a second chance, Woodson said, and Bruschi largely agreed. Whether Willia...

    Blog | April 08, 2012
  11. Kyle Williams' dad: 'Closer to criminal act'

    Mike Sando

    Listening to Gregg Williams implore New Orleans Saints players to target various San Francisco 49ers has triggered varied reactions. Randy Cross, retired 49ers offensive lineman and current analyst for Sirius radio, brushed off Williams' speech as...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  12. Tapes a knockout blow for Gregg Williams

    Mike Sando

    Gregg Williams' NFL career was already endangered before audio recordings proved he ordered players to inflict specific injuries on specific San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs last season. He's likely finished now. If this doesn't finish him, what w...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  13. Around the NFC West: Bounties on 49ers

    Mike Sando

    The evidence against Gregg Williams continues to mount, renewing questions about whether the indefinitely suspended defensive coordinator can credibly resume his career in the NFL. The latest revelations -- profanity-laced recorded comments Willia...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  14. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    Crushing bounty-related penalties levied against the New Orleans Saints forced a re-vote in ESPN.com's first NFL Power Rankings looking ahead to the 2012 season. We planned to run the rankings after Peyton Manning signed with Denver, figuring that...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  15. Podcast: Debating top five NFL scandals

    Mike Sando

    Severe punishment handed down to the New Orleans Saints moved their bounty scandal into the No. 2 spot, past Spygate, on our recent list of top NFL scandals. Some thought it should have outranked the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal, a subject Mik...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  16. Gregg Williams return? A few thoughts

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams will be without defensive coordinator Gregg Williams for at least the 2012 season. More significantly, the man Rams coach Jeff Fisher thought he was hiring -- brash, unapologetic and full of swagger -- will never coach again. Th...

    Blog | March 21, 2012