Documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon was interviewed by XX Sports Radio in San Diego on Tuesday. Pamphilon released audio of suspended New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, where Williams is heard in a pregame meeting telling players to injure San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore during a playoff game last January. During the interview, he stated that he was happy to see that the appeals board overturned the suspension of the Saints players.
I was ecstatic. I mean, do I believe that there was a system in place? How could I not? Because I was and I heard this man calling for injuries rather than just hard hits. And that was shocking. But the fact is I likened it at the time to sexual harassment and that man was in charge. He had what was called an F-you clause in his contract, which stipulated he had complete autonomy over what he was doing. So I felt sorry for those guys.
Pamphilon was also questioned about his love for the game of football. He says that what he is trying to do is help make the game safer than it already is.
I'm not trying to destroy football, I'm trying to make it as safe as possible so when I watch it, I don't feel like I'm watching human cockfighting. It's a fine line. I think football is the best game there is, by far.