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.