Sean Pamphlion says the players sought to influence when the recording was made public.
ATL: Writing's on the wall
Pamphilon was working on a film with ALS-afflicted former Saint Steve Gleason when he recorded Williams the night before a Saints playoff game at San Francisco last January. Among other comments, the coach could be heard urging players to target an opponent with a history of concussions.
Gleason has said he opposed releasing the speech because he did not want to violate the trust of the Saints. Pamphilon has taken heavy public criticism for acting against Gleason's wishes.
Pamphilon released the audio during the NFL's investigation of the bounty system Williams ran in New Orleans.
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