February 11, 2016

NFLPA had knowledge of Gregg Williams rant

In a story that appears on ESPN.com, The NFL’s Players Association said they knew of the video and audio tapes before they went public on April 4, in which former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is instructing his players about the San Francisco 49ers and their injuries before this year’s NFL division playoffs.

Internal NFLPA discussions regarding Williams’ tapes have focused on Saints players saying they ignored Williams speech. Williams targets 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, tight end Vernon Davis and wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Kyle Williams for specific injuries.  A union source said that a review of the Saints-49ers game tape from Jan. 14 does not show Saints defenders targeting the injuries.

Independent filmmaker Sean Pamphilon was in the team’s meeting taping the defensive coordinator’s inflammatory speech.