Found April 05, 2012 on This Given Sunday:
When we hear a comment, regardless of its importance, context is everything, and sometimes it takes the passage of time to bring to light the true context behind things players and coaches say. As we all know by now, Gregg Williams was slammed with an indefinite suspension last month by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The penalty is the most severe punishment ever handed down to a coach in the history of the league, and it sent a strong message. That message was sent and received, but I'm beginning to wonder if such a harsh punishment put Goodell into a corner in future cases. In January, Giants linebacker Jacquain Williams made a very questionable comment about 49ers punt returner Kyle Williams. Jacquain Williams said, "The thing is, we knew he had four concussions, so that was our biggest thing, was to take him outta the game". Even at the time of the comment, it was pushing the boundary between what is acceptable. I would argue that the comment crossed the ...

NFL player's father rips Gregg Williams

The father of San Francisco 49ers receiver Kyle Williams believes the revelations about the New Orleans Saints bounty system linked to former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams may make the controversy something to be taken up by the courts. "Personally, suspension or not, it's probably best I'm never in a room with (Gregg) Williams and wonder if such an order crosses...

Holler: Permanent ban needed for Williams

When the NFL released coaching discipline for Bountygate, it stated that Gregg Williams would be able to appeal his “indefinite” suspension after one year. After hearing audio of one of Williams’ speeches to Saints defenders, his suspension needs to be definite and everlasting.

Gregg Williams' Arrogance to Call for Injuries in Front of Filmmaker Should Lead to Much Longer NFL Suspension

Gregg Williams' indefinite suspension will be much more defined in a matter of time. And even if he's not banned for life, it's hard to imagine another team giving him an opportunity to continue his NFL coaching career, considering the public-relations backlash that would burden the entire franchise. Williams, who was deemed as the man in charge of the Saints' bounty...

Williams told Saints to put hurt on Niners

The bounty system was on at full throttle when the 49ers faced the New Orleans Saints earlier this year in the NFC playoff semifinals. In a recording released earlier this week, disgraced former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams can be heard explicitly telling his players to target certain San Francisco players, not to mention specific areas of their bodies.

Vikings punter goes on tirade over Williams speech

When audio of Gregg Williams‘ speech to his Saints troops was leaked earlier this week, subsequently setting the internet ablaze, some have argued that other coaches use the same verbal tactics, while others were genuinely disgusted with Williams ordering defenders to purposely injure the opposition. You can definitely count Vikings punter Chris Kluwe into the latter category....

Audio Clip: Greg Williams On Bounties and 49ers

The mess in New Orleans that is BountyGate got a bit worse yesterday when audio went viral of former team defensive coordinator Greg Williams. Williams, as you will clearly hear discusses taking out Frank Gore, Alex Smith, and Kyle Williams of the 49ers before the two teams were scheduled to play. This audio was recorded by Sean Pamphilon, a film director who had access to the...

Gregg Williams bounty audio leaked

Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports has obtained some audio from a pre-game speech from the night before the New Orleans Saints divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers in 2011. The audio was captured by Sports by Pamphilon, who’s working on a documentary about former Saints player Steve Gleason who’s currently retired and suffers from ALS, which is currently linked...

Gregg Williams tells players, ‘continue, touch and hit the head’ in leaked audio

Director defends release of 'bounty' audio

A documentary film director says he had the right to release a recording of then-Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams exhorting his players to physically punish targeted San Francisco players in a playoff game. In a statement posted on his promotional website, Sean Pamphilon says he and former Saints special teams standout Steve Gleason have a production agreement that he...

Bernard Bollard Says Roger Goodell’s Goal Is To Turn NFL Into Flag Football

Recognized as one of the most hard-hitting defensive backs in the league, Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard presented his detailed and audacious analysis on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell‘s emphasis on player safety. Asked in an interview on SportsRadio 610 KILT on his thoughts of the commissioner’s ultimate goal, the seven-year veteran answered, “From what I see, we’re...

Former Saints Player Steve Gleason Says Filmmaker Was Not Authorized to Release Gregg Williams Audio

Former Saints safety Steve Gleason issued a statement saying that, despite a prior agreement, filmmaker Sean Pamphilon released the audio of Greg Williams' pregame speech against the 49ers without his permission. "Sean Pamphilon and I have an agreement that all recordings ultimately belong to me and my family," Gleason wrote on his website. "Nothing can be released...

Carlos Rogers confirms Gregg Williams issued bounties with the Redskins

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers played for Gregg Williams when they were both a part of the Washington Redskins organization. Rogers recently told KNBR that players were paid to hit opposing players hard enough to knock them out of the game. The money that players received was from fines that were collected by Williams for being late to meetings, etc. Some players...

The Pamphilon Predicament

Like all circus acts, there are times when a side show distracts onlookers from the main tent. What started as a unified (minus the contingent of illogical Saints fans) public admonishing of Gregg Williams and the Saints, has lead into a sideshow of public opinion addressing the ethics and motive of Sean Pamphilon. Sean Pamphilon wasn’t the whistle-blower that started the mess...

Bring Me The Sideways Head of Frank Gore

‘Bout to be another day of pearl-clutching over bounties up in… well, not here, since we view the media reaction as a mixture of knee-jerky bullsh*t and Saints schadenfreude, but probably everywhere else there will be that. The takeaway from the Gregggggg locker room audio isn’t that Gregg Williams is a blood-thirsty monster so much as he is a breathtakingly oblivious derptard...

Jerome Simpson sentenced to 15 days in jail

According to WCPO, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson was sentenced to 15 days in jail on Thursday, as part of a plea deal that included Simpson paying $7,500 in court fees ($5,000 can be donated to charity) and 200 hours of community service (he had already put in 50 hours). Simpson was originally indicted for trafficking marijuana on January 19 after federal authorities...
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