After a convincingly rocky week for Gregg Williams, one of his on-the-field targets stepped forward Saturday to ask forgiveness for the former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator, who some believe should never coach again.
All this talk about Gregg Williams receiving a "LIFETIME" ban from NFL... I disagree, we all deserve a 2nd chance! What r ur thoughts? #fb
- Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) April 7, 2012
Warner was a central figure in the NFL's investigation into the Saints' "bounty" program, which named the former Arizona Cardinals quarterback, along with Brett Favre, Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers, as marked men.
Warner absorbed a splintering hit from defensive end Bobby McCray in an NFC divisional playoff game between Arizona and New Orleans in 2010. Warner said last month he felt the aftershock for weeks, but added: "I cannot go back and look at that and say, by any means, that was an illegal hit.â
One of Warner's Twitter followers argued that Williams already received a second chance after being warned by the league while still with the Saints.
"A continuation of mistake...," Warner tweeted. "Guys that have gone 2 prison? Failed multiple drug test? Taped practices? All got 2nd chance!"
It's Warner's prerogative to forgive the man who targeted him. Warner faced the Saints head-on at the height of Williams' antics. He's choosing to forgive.