Report: Williams ran bounty system with Redskins

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The Redskins had a similar bounty system to the Saints' under Gregg Williams from 2009-11 while Williams was Washington's defensive coordinator from 2004-07, according to the Washington Post. The NFL released findings of its investigation into the Saints' "bounty" program on Friday.

Four players told the Post that Williams would dole out "thousands of dollars to Redskins defenders who measured up to Williams' scoring system for rugged play, including 'kill shots' that knocked opposing teams' stars out of the game."

Of the four players interviewed, former Redskins DL Phillip Daniels, who is now the team's director of player development, was the only player willing to speak on the record in the story.

Daniels said that he believed Williams began the program with money from fines collected from players for being late to meetings or practices.

"I think it is wrong the way they're trying to paint (Williams)," Daniels said. "He never told us to go out there and break a guy's neck or break a guy's leg. It was all in the context of a good, hard football."

The biggest sum any player received was believed to be about $8,000.

"You got compensated more for a kill shot than you did other hits," an anonymous former player told the Post.

"If you took the star player out, he'd hook you up a little bit," a current player said.

Williams expressed regret over the "bounty" program in a statement he released on Friday.

"It was a terrible mistake, and we knew it was wrong while we were doing it," Williams said. 'Instead of getting caught up in it, I should have stopped it."

Williams is currently the Rams' defensive coordinator.