Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Sean Pamphilon dropped a bomb early this morning when he released a recording of a fiery speech given by former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams prior to their playoff game this past January against the San Francisco 49ers. In the recording, Williams can be heard urging his players to injure their opponents, and allegedly made a gesture with his hands signaling a cash payment if successful, according to Pamphilon.

The recordings were originally going to be used in a person documentary for Steve Gleason, a former member of the Saints that is battling ALS, but Pamphilon made the decision to release it publicly. According to Mike Florio at ProFootbalTalk.com, Gleason is readying a statement that will say Pamphilon was never authorized to release the recordings.

I am by no means a doctor, but my official diagnosis for Gregg Williams is narcissism. He knew he was being recorded, he knew he was under investigation by the NFL, and he still went ahead and did what he did. Pamphilon isn’t part of any NFL locker room code, and to think he would keep any incriminating evidence quiet was insanely prideful and egotistical of all members involved.

I have to wonder if the NFL also knew about this recording before it was released. What if this was the smoking gun that helped sealed the deal for Goodell? We had a lot of accusations and hearsay, but this may have been all that was needed to really sell the punishments.

We said weeks ago that more and more information would leak out, and don’t be shocked for even more eyewitness accounts and stories to leak out.


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