New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita may have to start damage control after filmmaker Sean Pamphilon basically put his cards on the table concerning the now infamous “Gregg Williams Tapes”.
Pamphilon released a 10,000 word essay(click here) concerning the real reason behind the stalling of the release of the Williams’ tapes. It has been a question mark as to why he waited almost three months to reveal the disturbing audio of a pre-game speech.
The speech was filmed by Pamphilon prior to the 2012 NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the San Francisco 49ers. Williams “kill the head” and suggesting the defense target opposing players injuries shocked Saints fans and the NFL with it’s graphic nature.
Several months before the release, the Saints were accused of holding a bounty program since 2009 and players and coaches for the team were under the sword of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Approximately a month later as appeals for head coach Sean Payton, assistant head coach Joe Vitt, and general manager Mickey Loomis hung in the balance, Pamphilon released the damaging audio.
I’ll admit, I questioned the timing of the release by Pamphilon and it appeared to be just a stunt by the filmmaker to garner attention for himself and his soon to be released movie, “The United States of Football”. Not according to Pamphilon.
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