New Rams linebacker vouches for Gregg Williams
The St. Louis Rams signed linebacker Jo-Lunn Dunbar two weeks after Gregg Williams was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for running a bounty scandal with the New Orleans Saints.
So, as Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, it’s not like Williams recruited the veteran to St. Louis. It was actually Blake Williams, the son of Gregg Williams and the linebackers coach for the Rams, who did the recruiting.
But Dunbar has only good things to say about Gregg Williams, who has already begun the process of complying with NFL mandates in an effort to be cleared to return sometime after this season.
“Gregg's a great guy,” Dunbar said. “A really good person on the field, off the field.”
Dunbar claims he had nothing to do with any of the scandal and will not be ensnared in the investigation that is expected to follow soon with player discipline.
“I was a young cat,” he told Thomas. “I had nothing to do with that.”
The Rams are projecting Dunbar to be a starter at one of the outside positions. Coach Jeff Fisher didn’t want to speculate on whether or not the new addition could come into trouble with the league for past deeds. It seems like a quiet issue right now.
What’s least surprising in this? Dunbar stuck up for Gregg Williams. It’s a common theme you’ve heard from nearly every player that has ever played for him. The players like Williams.
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