Bounty Gate is officially over now that the alleged ringleader and culprit is now able to work again. Titans Online is reporting that Gregg Williams has had his suspension lifted by the NFL, and will join the Titans staff as a senior defensive assistant.
The NFL notified Williams, and released the following statement.
“Commissioner Roger Goodell today notified Gregg Williams and the Tennessee Titans that Williams’ contract with the Titans has been approved and that he has been reinstated. The commissioner cited several reasons for the reinstatement, including Williams’ forthcoming acknowledgement of and acceptance of responsibility for his role in the bounty program at the Saints, his commitment to never again be involved in a pay-for-performance or bounty system, and his pledge to teach safe play and respect for the rules at all levels of the game. The commissioner emphasized that Williams must fully conform to league rules and will be subject to periodic monitoring to confirm his compliance.”