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Barrett Green Sues Washington Redskins, Gregg Williams

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Wheeltax, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9...ues-washington-redskins-gregg-williams-injury

    WASHINGTON -- A former NFL player is suing the Washington Redskins, saying his career-ending knee injury resulted from a bounty program in which the team's coaches encouraged players to intentionally injure opponents.

    Barrett Green played linebacker for the Detroit Lions and New York Giants between 2000 and 2005. He says a career-ending knee injury during a game on Dec. 5, 2004 was the result of an "unusual, outrageous and an obvious cheap shot."

    The lawsuit also names former Redskins player Robert Royal, the player who hit Green, and former assistant coach Gregg Williams.

    Green initially filed his lawsuit in May in state court in Maryland. It has since been removed to federal court in Greenbelt, Md.

    The Redskins declined to comment on the case.


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    Not sure how much of a case there is, but this could set an interesting (and bad) precedent...
  2. SkinsFan82

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    Yeah, it's a pretty obvious money grab. The logic of a defensive playing suing the other teams defensive coordinator because an offensive player supposedly hit him with a cheap shot doesn't make a lot of sense.

    It seems like he sees Gregg Williams and bountygate, realized he (Williams) once coached on a team that he (Green) got injured against and decided to give it a shot.

    This won't go far.
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  3. Califan007

    Califan007 Well-Known Member

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    This is laughable lol...

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