PALM BEACH, Fla.--Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that the NFL’s ongoing bounty investigation has had no effect on the organization.
“Am I worried about it? No,” Shanahan said.
But he added: “You’ve got to go through the process.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said here Monday that the league continues to investigate allegations that the Redskins and other teams had bounty systems when they were coached by Gregg Williams.
Williams, now the defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams, was suspended indefinitely by the league last week for his role in a New Orleans Saints’ scheme that paid defensive players for hits that injured opponents. Saints Coach Sean Payton was suspended for an entire season, and the Saints were fined $500,000 and stripped of a pair of second-round draft choices, among other penalties.
Williams coached the Redskins’ defense between the 2004 and 2007 seasons. Numerous Redskins players and two assistant coaches have said a similar bounty existed under him in Washington. But the league has said it so far hasn’t found evidence to corroborate those claims.
Shanahan acknowledged the possibility that the Redskins could face a penalty of some kind by the league.
“Anything is possible,” he said.
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