Did Sean Pamphilon have other motives; cross the line with leaked Williams audio?

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Filmmaker Sean Pamphilon (Photo courtesy www.twtrland.com)

Let me start by saying that I’m not trying to put a positive spin on the leaked audio from former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.  What I am trying to do is figure out what was filmmaker Sean Pamphilon’s motives for the release.

By now everyone has heard the audio clips of Williams on the night of January 13, 2012 describing what he wants his defense to do to against the San Francisco 49ers(click here).

The man behind the audio is filmmaker Sean Pamphilon who is best known for directing the ESPN “30 for 30″ film “Run Ricky Run”, which was very entertaining.

Pamphilon was making a documentary called the “United States of Football” and one player that was part of the feature is former Saints safety Steve Gleason who is suffering from ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

The film will be dealing with the issues such as player safety specifically the trauma a football player’s body goes through.  Along with Gleason, former Saints player Kyle Turley is also in the film.

Pamphilon “forges intimate relationships with current and former players” on a two-year “epic personal quest” in the film.  This is where my questions begin with his motives for releasing the audio and why it took so long.

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  • MatthiasGiese

    God, what a mess.
    My son had a Drew Brees motivational message I designed for him on his wall as he struggled thoughs his O-Levels, lonely at a boarding school. He´s in colled now, organizing a flag team. And deeply, deeply hurt.
    I administrated a German First division football team for years, and god knows we had our share of frightening injuries. One of our linebackers quadriplegded an opposing player. At an exhibition game. Unintentionally, of course – it seems I have to say that.
    Which is the point. And while this filmmaker disgusts me in the context of Gleason and really, really, does, this is the point:
    At each and every game, from the NFL down to the NCAA, Pop Warner, down to us here in Europe in our leagues, each time a player – a brother in the game – goes down bad like Yoji did, paralyzed, or blows his knee or his shoulder or vomits with a concussion, someone is going to wonder: Did coach tell them do do it? To “kill the head”, to “take the ACL”, to “cart him”? If so…
    I told my son when he began to play, about the book “A Civil “War” on the Army/Navy rivalry. That is what fascinates me about the game, I told him: Uncompromising will, hard play, in effect a war, but played by rules. A game for hooligans, played by gentlemen (as opposed to rugby, which he also played and disregarded). 
    If this is not true, if the code is violated, if the rules are winked at – that´s not Football anymore. That´s MMA. Rollerball. And if this is the case my wife can put the signed Brett Fravre jersey I gave her on our anniversary, to United Way.
    If they willeven  touch it.