Former New York Giants outside linebacker Barrett Green is suing current Tennessee Titans assistant head coach Gregg Williams and former Washington Redskins tight end Robert Royal for a knee injury he suffered back in 2004.
According to suit, which was posted by Tulane law professor Gabe Feldman, Green is suing both Williams, who was then defensive coordinator of the Redskins, and Royal because of the team's bounty program that it had back in 2004.
Green signed with the Giants back in March of 2004 to a five-year, $13.25 million deal, but he had a hard enough time finding the field, as he missed six games in 2004 and only played in one game in 2005. The knee-injury Green is referring to was from a game between the Giants and Redskins on December 4 back in the 2004 season in which Williams coached Royal to dive head-first into Green's knees.
Williams was suspended for the entire 2012 season when he was the then-defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints and ran a bounty program while there, which lead to his suspension, along with head coach Sean Payton's for the entire 2012 season as well, among many other Saints defensive players, who took money in exchange for injuring players during games.
Williams left the New Orleans Saints in 2011 to take the St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator position under Jeff Fisher, but the NFL suspended him indefinitely and Williams never got the chance to coach with Fisher. Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated Williams after just one year of his suspension from the league, which lead to Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak hiring Williams as an assistant head coach and defensive assistant to the team.
Up until now, the only proven bounty program Williams had was when he coached in New Orleans, but former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy did make claims that the Redskins were a direct result of a Peyton Manning neck injury in 2006 when Williams was still the defensive coordinator in Washington.
Feldman also mentioned that Green will "need to connect a lot of dots" in order for his case to have any shot of sticking in court.
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