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It would be up to the league to distinguish between such an illegal bonus-payment system and an illegal ‘bounty’ system that rewarded injuring opponents, and then determine any penalties.

“They’ve got to go through the process,” Shanahan said. “You go back through every place that somebody has been. You know exactly what happened.”

The NFL has interviewed Redskins director of player development Phillip Daniels, who played for Washington during Williams’ tenure, Shanahan said.

“I think Phillip Daniels’ quote was best,” Shanahan said, ‘He said, ‘I was at every meeting - every meeting - and I can guarantee you nothing like that went on.’ That’s a guy that was in all those meetings. That’s about all I can say about it.”

Staying home

The Redskins likely will host training camp at team headquarters in Ashburn, Shanahan said. The team has explored out-of-town options, including Richmond.