Filmmaker Sean Pamphilon released audio from exiled Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams prior to the NFC Divisional playoff game between New Orleans and San Francisco that depicts a bounty placed on the head of 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.
Reported by Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports, the Williams speech occurred one night before the 49ers defeated New Orleans to reach the NFC title game.
During the diatribe, the embattled Williams targeted numerous 49ers including Smith, Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis, Frank Gore, and Kyle Williams. The audio includes a proposed attack of Crabtree’s ACL and an assortment of ways to inflict injury on other 49ers.
Pamphilon discovered the audio while working on a documentary about former Saint Steve Gleason, who suffers from ALS.
The timing of the discovery couldn’t be worse. Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis are scheduled to appeal their suspensions to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday.