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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. On Gregg Williams and bounty punishment

    Mike Sando

    Initial thoughts on the NFL's announcement regarding punishment for Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, Gregg Williams, Joe Vitt and the New Orleans Saints stemming from their bounty scandal: What it means for the Rams: Williams, their new defensive coor...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  11. On Anthony Hargove's bounty statement

    Mike Sando

    Anthony Hargrove's story is one of redemption. The former St. Louis Rams and current Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman has fought through a series of obstacles, some of them self-constructed, to become a productive player and valued teammate. ...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  12. Tarkenton's big hit on Gregg Williams

    Mike Sando

    Hall of Famer Frank Tarkenton has occasionally taken some shots at current NFL quarterbacks, notably Jay Cutler and Brett Favre. Tarkenton found an even easier target in former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, now with the ...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  13. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Bernie Miklasz's take on Gregg Williams and the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal caught my attention for several reasons. One, there's a link to a fabulous site chronicling known fines against NFL players and teams. Two, Miklasz makes a welcome ...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  14. Still OK to embrace Finnegan's rough edge?

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' association with embattled defensive coordinator Gregg Williams could make it tougher to publicly embrace free agents cut in Williams' image. 2007-2011 'Swagger' Penalties Pick Player Penalties 1 Cortland ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  15. Around the NFC West: Bounties and more

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West weekend began with St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams apologizing for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal. It ended with the NFL summoning Williams to New York amid lingering questions. What could ha...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  16. Key questions as NFL summons Williams

    Mike Sando

    Why NFL security is summoning Gregg Williams to New York matters a great deal. Does the league mostly want his input regarding its investigation of the bounty system in place when Williams was the New Orleans Saints' defensive coordinator? This wo...

    Blog | March 04, 2012