Fisher: NFL suspension of Williams was 'warranted'

R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer Published:

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he feels the indefinite suspension of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was "warranted" for running a bounty pool in New Orleans.

At a news conference Wednesday, Fisher said he'd been unaware of the NFL investigation when he hired Williams in January.

Fisher says he'll probably use a committee of coaches to replace the assistant coach. Fisher is a former defensive coordinator and has two others with experience at that position on his staff, assistant head coach Dave McGinnis and defensive backs coach Chuck Cecil.

Fisher added that he is the originator of the defensive playbook the Rams have developed.