On Friday, a flurry of appeals were followed in response to various punishments imposed by Commissioner Roger Goodell for the three-year bounty system maintained by the Saints.
The only person who hasn’t appealed is former Saints defensive coordinator and current Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
Per a source with knowledge of the appeal process, Williams currently is not expected to appeal. The decision (if that’s indeed the decision that is made) would arise at least in part from the specific terms of Williams’ indefinite suspension, which entails a review by Goodell after the 2012 season. The inherently subjective process could be influenced by whether Williams pursues an appeal, and a decision not to appeal possibly could make Goodell more inclined to reinstate Williams after only one year.
The fact that everyone else has appealed will serve only to make Williams look even better in comparison.